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.
Current method doesn't credit progress by lowest and highest performing students.
More than half of voters never heard of state's Local Control Funding Formula.
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.
Districts are also receiving reports to review student subgroups' performance.
Education officials and experts discuss changes in state standardized tests.