California state officials have not yet outlined in detail what conditions must exist for a district to select an alternative assessment.
California’s plan would still offer Smarter Balanced assessments in math and English language arts, the California Science Test, as well as tests for English learners.
The state board unanimously adopted voluntary guidance for ethnic studies with one addition, clarifying the role of “critical race theory.”
Groups opposing local assessments argue that the results will not be easily or accurately compared on a statewide level.
The state board will consider if districts can use locally selected tests where Smarter Balanced assessments are not feasible.
California education officials voted to shorten annual tests in math and reading after federal officials said waivers would not be available in 2021.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s early education and K-12 budget proposals.
Riverside administrator Cynthia Glover Woods, Yurok Tribe leader James McQuillen and bilingual high school teacher Haydee Rodriguez join the board.
Tony Thurmond says the curriculum should focus on African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanos and Latinos, and Native Americans.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s budget proposals.
A series of activities designed to teach math concepts inspired by children’s books is being piloted as part of a statewide early math initiative.
The state is promoting computer science in K-12 schools, but UC and CSU colleges lack bandwidth to meet the demand.
The debate over whether ethnic studies is an appropriate and valuable course for high school students was settled long ago.
State should preserve appeals process for charter schools, former State Board member says.
The guardians of four special education students claim their children were illegally put in restraint holds and secluded.