Citing duplication, the state's third-largest district sought to drop the 11th-grade Smarter Balanced test.
Anne Udall, of the New Teacher Center, talks about how the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, is affecting Common Core implementation.
State Board of Education should change how the progress of English learners is measured to make the system more fair.
The final report comes amid suggestions that the administration of Donald Trump will be less aggressive about enforcing civil rights laws in schools and colleges.
In final ESSA regulations, the U.S. Department of Education backs off its demand for a single index.
GOP emphasis on giving more power to states consistent with California's reforms stressing local control.
Results from standards-aligned tests are closer to NAEP scores, and California's tests were among the more "honest" in assessing student performance, report finds.
Courses such as civics, technology, music and the arts, aren't luxuries that are just nice to have, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. said in a statement.
The federal government urges the use of the Every Student Succeeds Act to support early education.
Symposium speakers offer variety of opinions about state education reforms.
Some issues are unresolved, but speakers agreed the board is headed in the right direction.
California is making big changes in how it evaluates school and district performance.
The letter criticizes the proposed rules, saying they say would "derail" the state's progress toward a new accountability system.
A new analysis says federal system would discount California's school climate, college and career indicators.
They cite innovative work measuring high school readiness and learning mindsets.