However, twice in the past, they overwhelmingly rejected ballot initiatives that would have allowed vouchers.
The website displays school and district performance on a range of metrics in one of five colors.
Civil rights groups counted on ESSA accountability rules to force the state board to take tough actions.
SAT and Smarter Balanced explore the potential of a partnership, even as they compete for market share.
Citing duplication, the state's third-largest district sought to drop the 11th-grade Smarter Balanced test.
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, or TIMSS, assessed 4th-graders, 8th-graders and advanced 12th-graders in 2015.
In final ESSA regulations, the U.S. Department of Education backs off its demand for a single index.
Forecasters have little to go on since education wasn't a major theme in the presidential campaign.
State board president, state superintendent say proposed rules on funding for low-income students would intrude on local control and exceed federal authority.
The new California accountability system for schools will use a "report card" format.
Congress has given states more freedom to decide how best to use Title I dollars for low-income children.
The state's new credo to school districts: Look inward, not to us, for the answers.
Michael Kirst is President of the California State Board of Education and Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University.
Current method doesn't credit progress by lowest and highest performing students.