Analytical tools that are available but not used can help schools better understand how to improve student performance.
State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond says that key priorities, among other things, should be improving teacher preparedness and qualifications and building a more diverse teaching force in California.
Website provides flexibility, trend data in looking at state's standardized test 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.
Familiarity with tests and increased Internet capabilities helped districts administer assessments, but state system experienced glitches when overloaded.
After educators say interim test reports designed to improve teaching were too vague to be useful, the consortium that created them promises to do better.
The State Board of Education is expected to vote on withholding a small portion of the contract payment.
Students made gains at all grade levels in math and English language arts.
2016 reports will show how students progressed from last year to this year.
Districts are also receiving reports to review student subgroups' performance.
Curriculum materials, teacher training and technology are expected to boost scores.
Great Schools provides clear information and tools for advocacy.
Districts required to meet participation rates and tell parents they can opt out.
The Commission on State Mandates ruled in favor of five local education agencies.