More than 100 U.S. schools are using an international test of 15-year-olds to see how they stack up against others around the world.
Citing duplication, the state's third-largest district sought to drop the 11th-grade Smarter Balanced test.
State officials will administer the new test, not the old test in place since the 1990s.
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
If California does what the U.S. Department of Education says it should do, some students could end up taking two standardized science tests instead of one this spring.
PISA tests show a lower-than-average percentage of U.S. students were high-performing in math, while a higher-than-average percentage of U.S. students were below proficient in math last year.
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, or TIMSS, assessed 4th-graders, 8th-graders and advanced 12th-graders in 2015.
The national test results show scores from 4th- and 8th-graders.
State officials plan to administer a pilot test aligned with new science standards.
The education department rejected the state's request for a science testing waiver.
2016 reports will show how students progressed from last year to this year.
Reducing the subgroup size gives a more complete picture of performance, a new study finds.
Education officials and experts discuss changes in state standardized tests.
Teachers value activities that are aligned to curriculum, which they choose.