Rollout of CALPADS update with glitches coincides with Smarter Balanced testing, compounding problems; state Department of Education promises fixes.
A year-long planning process culminates in recommendations for the data system expected to be sent to Gov. Newsom this week.
The Legislative Analyst's Office says a lack of data on teachers creates a policy vacuum.
Legislation that would make it easier for the state and school districts to track chronic absenteeism, an early indicator of students at risk of dropping out, will soon reach Gov. Jerry Brown, where it faces an uncertain fate.