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Coachella Valley Unified Sch. Dist. v. State of California, A120667

Trial court's denial of petition for writ of mandate to require defendants to abide by the No Child Left Behind Act requisites for assessing limited English proficient students is affirmed where: 1) the NCLBA gives to participating states the discretion to devise an appropriate assessment plan for LEP students; 2) the State Board of Education's testing purpose to measure LEP students' mastery of academic content standards in English is not incompatible with the NCLBA; and 3) the State Board did not abuse its discretion in deciding to test LEP students in English, with accommodations.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/30/2009
  • Published 07/30/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Hadsell, Stormer, Keeny, Richardson & Renick, Dan Stormer, Virginia Keeny, Pasadena, Law Offices of Marc Coleman, Marc Coleman, Long Beach, Garcia, Calderon & Ruiz, Mary Hernandez, for Appellants., California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., Cynthia L. Rice, Santa Rosa, for Amicus Curiae Adelaida Gutierrez on Behalf of Appellants., Baute & Tidus, Sean A. Andrade, Los Angeles, Roberta Fessler, John F. Walsh, for Amicus Curiae Los Angeles Unified School Dist. on Behalf of Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Douglas M. Press, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Karin S. Schwartz, Susan M. Carson, Supervising Deputy Attorneys General, Jennifer A. Bunshoft, Deputy Attorney General, for Respondents.
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