The Supplemental Report of the 2006 Budget Act directed our office to examine instructional material costs and assess California’s process for adopting kindergarten through eighth grade (K-8) instructional materials. This report details our findings. Most importantly, we identify several shortcomings with California’s K-8 adoption process. To address these shortcomings, we recommend the Legislature adopt a package of six reforms designed to lower instructional material costs, expand school district choice, and enhance program effectiveness.
[PDF] Restructuring California's Adult Education SystemHandout Apr 7, 2010
[PDF] Overview of the K-14 Mandate System and Recommendations for ReformReport Dec 1, 2008
[PDF] LAO Recommended Legislation