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.
The state board agrees with a USC professor studying the issue – minimum proficiency is too narrow a measure.
The metric will be one part of the state's new accountability system.
The state board hopes parents and the public will embrace a multi-colored dashboard.
California is moving toward a system comprised of multiple measures.
Federal draft regulations are calling for a 'single rating' of schools
A new "military student identifier" will track students' progress as they move.
The law gives states and local school districts more authority.
Career and college readiness measures won't be on initial list.
Preschool students can remain enrolled in their home school if they move.
States with the highest concentrations of poverty receive less antipoverty funding per child.
Parents and student advocates press for school climate and parent involvement metrics.