It also decides which schools' English learners will fall in the accountability system's low-performing "red zone."
State Board of Education should change how the progress of English learners is measured to make the system more fair.
In final ESSA regulations, the U.S. Department of Education backs off its demand for a single index.
Congress has given states more freedom to decide how best to use Title I dollars for low-income children.
A new analysis says federal system would discount California's school climate, college and career indicators.
Up to this point, education has not been a major focus.
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.
Federal draft regulations are calling for a 'single rating' of schools
Reducing the subgroup size gives a more complete picture of performance, a new study finds.
Districts required to meet participation rates and tell parents they can opt out.
The state has already adopted many of the reforms in the new federal law.
The federal government grants a waiver from the last vestige of No Child Left Behind.
But civil rights advocates urge clarity and guidance, not just flexibility.
California officials are requesting maximum flexibility under the new federal law.