The records of the Commission for the Establishment of Academic Content and Performance Standards (Academic Standards Commission
or ASC) document the creation of recommended content and performance standards for California's public school system. This
record group contains 9 cubic feet of textual records, 68 audio tapes, and 36 video tapes. The records are organized into
seven record series and cover the period from 1996 to 1998. The record series include: Meeting Transcripts, 1996-1998; Meeting
Files, 1996-1998; Focus Group Files, 1997-1998; History-Social Science Committee Files, 1997-1998; Science Committee Files,
1997-1998; Public Testimony Files, 1997-1998; and Subject Files, 1996-1998.
AB265 (Alpert) created the Commission for the Establishment of Academic Content and Performance Standards (Chapter 975, Statutes
of 1995) and was later modified by SB430 (Greene, Chapter 69, Statutes of 1996) and Chapter 920 (Statutes of 1996). The Commission
was typically referred to as the Academic Standards Commission (ASC). The Commission was comprised of 21 members: 12 members
appointed by the Governor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 6 members appointed by the Superintendent, 1 member appointed
by the Senate Rules Committee, and 1 member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
9 cubic feet of textual records, 68 audiocassette tapes, and 36 videocassette tapes
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While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.