Standardized test results from 2015 and 2016 show disadvantaged students aren't progressing as quickly as wealthier, English-fluent peers.
Familiarity with tests and increased Internet capabilities helped districts administer assessments, but state system experienced glitches when overloaded.
After educators say interim test reports designed to improve teaching were too vague to be useful, the consortium that created them promises to do better.
E.M. Grimmer Elementary in Fremont, which has a high percentage of low-income and Latino students, was among 19 district schools – or 58 percent – that were ranked at the highest level in math on state standards.
Results from standards-aligned tests are closer to NAEP scores, and California's tests were among the more "honest" in assessing student performance, report finds.
The State Board of Education is expected to vote on withholding a small portion of the contract payment.
More than half of voters never heard of state's Local Control Funding Formula.