Nationwide scores on NAEP stalled for a decade in 4th and 8th grade while California's slowly rose – latest dip in 8th grade reading notwithstanding
Analytical tools that are available but not used can help schools better understand how to improve student performance.
At least 92 percent of students have access to the minimum internet speed needed, but some districts have to stagger test-takers to avoid glitches.
One bill would let school districts give the SAT or ACT to all students, at state expense; another calls on UC and CSU to consider phasing out the tests altogether.
Two near indicators – chronic absenteeism and college/career readiness – debut and reemphasize the need to boost attendance of younger students and better prepare high schoolers for post-graduation.
Superintendents say free college readiness testing for all would raise SAT/ACT scores and boost college admissions. Opponents say AB 1951 would undermine the usefulness of high school testing.
The lawsuit demands that the state improve reading and writing instruction in schools serving low-income students of color.
Student advocacy groups and academics are seeking to adopt a model other states use to calculate the impact of students’ test score growth, but state staff urge patience.
San Diego, Los Angeles and Fresno make notable growth among urban districts in the 2017 NAEP.
A survey of California registered voters also shows strong support for school districts to devote more funds and resources to addressing the needs of the state’s most vulnerable students.
Students will take pilot tests based on new science standards.
Due to inaccurate data, state now anticipates releasing this year's math and reading test results by Sept. 13.
Three dozen California districts and charter networks say free tests raise expectations and remove a barrier for applying to college.
Familiarity with tests and increased Internet capabilities helped districts administer assessments, but state system experienced glitches when overloaded.
The State Board of Education agreed to spend $1.5 million more on testing, including nearly $500,000 on new "Science Academies" intended to help teachers better understand the Next Generation Science Standards.