The Advanced Education Research & Development Fund is calling for project proposals on how assessment can be done better.
The state board will consider if districts can use locally selected tests where Smarter Balanced assessments are not feasible.
A study of 50,000 students from 18 districts reaffirm that those who have traditionally struggled fell farther behind academically.
Federal education officials said they will not waive testing requirements for the 2020-21 school year.
To assess students during distance learning, teachers are relying on informal check-ins, open notes and webcams to monitor a student’s behavior.
ACT and SAT are better measures of college readiness than state tests, proponents say.
California also will ask the federal government to waive the required standardized tests if and when schools resume session this year.
Test scores are only one measure of a student, but they can be used to dispel stereotypes and promote higher achievement, superintendent says.
The results are the first set of scores for a new test aligned with California’s new science standards.
Removing tests from admissions process would allow UC to recruit and educate California’s best and brightest from all backgrounds.
Colleges would miss out on valuable information about student readiness if they eliminate test scores from the admissions process.
California’s CORE districts have the option of publishing growth data. Los Angeles will join Fresno, Long Beach and Oakland in doing so.
U.S. math scores have not budged significantly since 2003 on the worldwide assessment.
High SAT and ACT scores still provide an edge even if colleges don't require them.
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