The Every Student Succeeds Act gives states more latitude to spend federal dollars and fix low-achieving schools.
The study finds "good-faith efforts" overall, but some districts are not spending on students targeted for extra money.
Education Trust–West presses for tracking spending at the school level.
The complaint is contesting how the district spent $41 million in supplemental and concentration funding.
The recommendations are part of a push to create measures of school conditions and climate that help districts create change.
The recommendation would upend the way special education finance has worked in the state for nearly 40 years.
The Local Control and Accountability Plan's third version may not be a charm but it is an improvement.
But the revised LCAP templates may not end up shorter.
The state's new credo to school districts: Look inward, not to us, for the answers.
California Collaborative for Educational Excellence will focus on tying LCAPs to data.
Schools and districts will be measured based on parent involvement, college and career readiness and, of course, test scores.
California is making big changes in how it evaluates school and district performance.
Changes would make the document better organized but not easier to track expenditures.
The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence will spread the word on new metrics and work with pilot districts.