Districts’ average payments to pension funds CalSTRS and CalPERS doubled to about $1,000 per student in 2017-18. But contributions varied among districts and will continue to rise for at least two more years.
There are signs of "encouragement" and "distress" in implementing the Common Core standards after four years of Smarter Balanced testing. There is also a dilemma: 11th-grade results.
Search results for the 2016-17 Smarter Balanced assessments of math and English language arts by school or district and see three-year trendlines for the Common Core-aligned tests.
Fans of abandoned API, rejoice: New index ranks schools 1 to 10 based on test scores.
Smarter Balanced scores show some groups exceed average while English learners lag.
Districts that don't target priorities may miss an unprecedented opportunity.