SAT and Smarter Balanced explore the potential of a partnership, even as they compete for market share.
The coalition believes the new school dashboard minimizes the importance of 11th-grade Smarter Balanced results.
Citing duplication, the state's third-largest district sought to drop the 11th-grade Smarter Balanced test.
The new California accountability system for schools will use a "report card" format.
Fans of abandoned API, rejoice: New index ranks schools 1 to 10 based on test scores.
Current method doesn't credit progress by lowest and highest performing students.
Education officials want to ensure the indicator measures both areas of study.
Still, only a third of juniors met or exceeded standards in math.
Smarter Balanced scores show some groups exceed average while English learners lag.
Students made gains at all grade levels in math and English language arts.
The goal is to keep students competitive in a global market.
The state board agrees with a USC professor studying the issue – minimum proficiency is too narrow a measure.
2016 reports will show how students progressed from last year to this year.