California is evolving to a new system of testing and accountability that will weigh eight priorities, including school climate and parent engagement, to judge school progress. An education law, passed in 2013, orders a new generation of computer-based standardized tests, starting with Common Core assessments of English language arts and math in 2015.
Federal education officials said they will not waive testing requirements for the 2020-21 school year.
Dashboard calculations of school performance can obscure the success of schools helping students who are several grade levels behind.
The State Board of Education will vote this week on whether to shorten the state’s annual standardized tests in math and English language arts.
To assess students during distance learning, teachers are relying on informal check-ins, open notes and webcams to monitor a student’s behavior.
California has put on hold most aspects of its school accountability system. Learn more about how the state is handling accountability during the coronavirus pandemic.
Colleges and testing companies should put student needs at center of decisions on how to handle assessments and admissions in a time of social distancing.
Parents are juggling the responsibility of being their children's teacher with their jobs and other obligations during the coronavirus pandemic.
During a webinar viewed by 7,000 people, state officials encourage innovation to provide service and promise cooperation in weeks ahead.
UC admissions requirements should align closely with California's K-12 curriculum standards.
Los Angeles Unified is encouraging STEM schools to get a certificate indicating that the school meets high standards set by the district.
Fitness testing too often causes anxiety and shame among students, officials say.
Search for your school or district's 2018-19 scores on the new California Science Test.
Parents want the district to allocate $7.2 million to improve services for the district’s 5,000 African-American students.
Colleges would miss out on valuable information about student readiness if they eliminate test scores from the admissions process.
Fewer districts will require help from county offices, but colors tell a bigger story; disparities among student groups persist.