Oakland Unified is one of 28 districts that could face state intervention if at least three student subgroups don't improve in the next two years.
School districts are trying a variety of strategies aimed at creating safe and welcoming school environments, but there is controversy over the role and frequency of student surveys, and how to use them.
County offices of education are working with districts identified for "differentiated assistance" due to poor performance by student subgroups.
Depending how the question is framed, they also favor rating schools on multiple factors, not issuing a single grade.
The Every Student Succeeds Act is a battleground for the latest dispute between Sacramento and Washington.
Equity advocates give California an incomplete grade on its new accountability system.
More details and tweaks in wording may not resolve key differences over Every Student Succeeds Act.
Most must act on their own, without state or county assistance.
Parents are both capable of understanding multiple data points and eager to know more about their school’s successes and challenges.
In particular, says Carl Cohn, there is a "moral imperative" for California to take on the challenge of more effectively serving students with disabilities
The updated California School Dashboard provides extensive data on schools, districts and a dozen student groups.
New improvement and accountability system provides extensive data on many measures of school life and performance.
Search and compare all California public schools, districts, cities and counties for data from the state's new school accountability dashboard.
The dashboard moves California one step closer to completing a sweeping overhaul of public education aimed at better preparing students for the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Fordham Institute gives high fives to what California dislikes: grading schools A to F with heavy weight for test scores.