October 31, 2019
The state board will deliver an LCAP template that will be easier to read, but it probably still won't be easy to follow the money.
October 30, 2019
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
October 13, 2019
In veto message, Newsom says giving districts the test option would widen inequities in college admission that the bill was intended to narrow.
October 11, 2019
Analytical tools that are available but not used can help schools better understand how to improve student performance.
October 9, 2019
Average scores have been rising in English language arts, but dropping in math as students progress through middle and high school — a cause for worry.
October 9, 2019
State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond says that key priorities, among other things, should be improving teacher preparedness and qualifications and building a more diverse teaching force in California.
July 8, 2019
The new rate will credit districts for helping non-graduating seniors to earn a diploma the next year. It would be combined with the 4-year grad rate on the School Dashboard.
July 5, 2019
Berkeley’s 2020 Vision initiative was supposed to eliminate achievement gaps for the entering kindergarten class in 2007 but a year from its target date, it is clear that it still has a long way to go in reaching its ambitious goals.
June 6, 2019
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.
May 26, 2019
College admissions tests rank students on a curve rather than measuring how well they are meeting state standards and are weaker predictors of college performance than high-school grades.
February 18, 2019
Although students will begin taking the California Science Test in March, most school districts have yet to approve textbooks or materials aligned to the new standards adopted six years ago by the State Board of Education. Still, federal law is requiring California to begin testing this year.
January 9, 2019
The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to identify and improve student achievement in the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools. Districts with those schools will explain how in a new section of their Local Control and Accountability Plans.
October 2, 2018
There are signs of "encouragement" and "distress" in implementing the Common Core standards after four years of Smarter Balanced testing. There is also a dilemma: 11th-grade results.