Current through Register 2021 Notice Reg. No. 52, December 24, 2021
equivalent certificated employees" means any combination of full-time
certificated employees and part-time certificated employee assignments that
aggregate to the amount of instructional time specified in the contract of a
full-time certificated classroom teacher of the district or county office of
supervision" means the supervising teacher's
(1) continuing oversight of the study design,
implementation plan, allocation of resources, and evaluation of pupil or adult
education student progress for any pupil's or adult education student's
independent study; and
determination or personal review of the determination made by another
certificated teacher of the time values for apportionment purposes of each
pupil's or adult education student's work products.
(c) "Independent study" means an alternative
to classroom instruction consistent with the district's course of
"Independent study is an
optional educational alternative in which no pupil may be required to
with regard to school
districts or county offices of education, that
(A) they are not required to offer
independent study, and
districts or county offices of education that do offer independent study are
not obliged to permit a pupil or adult education student to engage in
independent study if school officials given responsibility for the decision
determine that independent study is not an appropriate alternative for the
pupil or adult education student; and,
with regard to pupils or adult education
(A) a pupil's or an adult education
student's choice to commence, or to continue in, independent study must not be
(B) in the case of a
pupil who is referred or assigned to any school, class, or program pursuant to
Education Code sections
to the extent that independent study is not prohibited, instruction may be
provided to the pupil through independent study only if the pupil has the
continuing option of classroom instruction.
(e) "Method utilized to evaluate" means any
specified procedure through which a certificated teacher personally assesses
the extent to which achievement of the pupil or adult education student meets
the objectives of an assignment.
(f) "Methods of study" means the pupil or
adult education student activities selected by the supervising teacher as the
means to reach the educational objectives set forth in the written
(g) "Missed assignment"
means any specified independent study assignment that has not been turned in,
or evidenced as completed, by a pupil or adult education student by the due
date for the assignment.
"Regular school program" means the classroom-based instructional program or its
equivalent that a pupil or adult education student would have attended had the
pupil or adult education student not elected independent study.
(i) "Specific resources" include all
resources, including materials and services, reasonably necessary to the
achievement of the objectives in the written agreement, and shall not be
construed to exclude resources normally available to all pupils or adult
education students on the same terms as the terms on which they are normally
available to all pupils or adult education students.
(j) "Supervising teacher" means the
certificated teacher employed by the school district or county office of
education and assigned, as noted in the written agreement, the responsibility
for coordinating, evaluating, and providing general supervision of a pupil's or
adult education student's independent study pursuant to Education Code section
(k) "Type of program" means statutory program
category for purposes of attendance accounting.
(l) "Work product" means that which results
from a pupil's or adult education student's efforts and actions to complete or
perform the assignments given and which is subsequently evaluated by a
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Note: Authority cited: Section
Education Code. Reference: Sections
1. New Chapter 15
(Sections 11700-11703) filed 10-22-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter
(Register 76, No. 43).
2. Amendment of section and NOTE filed
9-23-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 39).
3. Renumbering of Chapter 15 (Sections 11700-11703) to Chapter 13 filed
11-7-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 45).
4. Amendment filed 4-13-83; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 83,
5. Amendment filed 10-15-90; operative 10-15-90 pursuant
to Government Code section
(Register 90, No. 47).
6. Amendment of subchapter 13 heading,
section and Note filed 12-12-97; operative 1-11-98 (Register 97, No.
7. Editorial correction of subsection (d) (Register 2009, No.