Report 2016-114 Recommendation 8 Responses

Report 2016-114: College Readiness of California's High School Students: The State Can Better Prepare Students for College by Adopting New Strategies and Increasing Oversight (Release Date: February 2017)

Recommendation #8 To: Stockton Unified School District

To increase students' access to and completion rates of college preparatory coursework, districts should create and institute a centralized process for submitting, managing, and tracking college preparatory courses and certification requests. This process should maximize the number of certified courses that the district offers. Further, to ensure that students receive appropriate credit for their college preparatory coursework, this process should match the UC's course listings with each school's master schedule of courses.

60-Day Agency Response

New courses are submitted to the Curriculum Department for review and to centralize course the process. High school department chairs are included to review with their departments. Courses are submitted to Board approval and included in the high school course catalog. A course number is assigned and data input into the Student Information System with appropriate flags to identify what credit is applied for completion of the courses. The Curriculum Department staff works with UCOP to ensure courses are properly input and classified.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Resolved

SUSD has implemented a new course approval process for submitting new courses to the University of California for approval. SUSD also offered evidence that it resolved issues related to courses being misidentified as approved college preparatory coursework.

All Recommendations in 2016-114

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.