The new approach emphasizes experiments and hands-on learning.
Federal draft regulations are calling for a 'single rating' of schools
State officials are considering a number of possible measures.
Districts are also receiving reports to review student subgroups' performance.
Career and college readiness measures won't be on initial list.
Parents and student advocates press for school climate and parent involvement metrics.
California teachers say they're not getting enough quality training and materials.
State superintendent is recommending new standardized tests for grades 4, 7 and high school.
Assessments would be administered to students in Spring 2019.
A total of $900 million will be awarded over three years through the grant program.