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.
The study showed a significant increase in math performance, especially among low-income high school students.
Districts focusing on reasons for chronic absenteeism, such as illness, suspensions, transportation and family disruptions.
Patrick O’Donnell says students would benefit from subbing SAT or ACT for Smarter Balanced math and reading exams
Equity advocates give California an incomplete grade on its new accountability system.
More details and tweaks in wording may not resolve key differences over Every Student Succeeds Act.
Most must act on their own, without state or county assistance.
Culture shift included schoolwide writing, comprehensive teacher training, teambuilding, new classes, and stressing importance of standardized tests.
Is state board exercising flexibility or violating the Every Student Succeeds Act?
The dashboard moves California one step closer to completing a sweeping overhaul of public education aimed at better preparing students for the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Fordham Institute gives high fives to what California dislikes: grading schools A to F with heavy weight for test scores.
State assumed more districts' scores would grow, and they didn't. That created a problem; designating fewer districts in the 'red' is part of the fix.
An Education Trust-West study found wide achievement gaps, even though Latino students make up a majority of students.
UC Santa Barbara researcher discusses high school dropouts, graduation rates and plans to study courses taken and grades earned to receive diplomas.
State may change color configurations on the school dashboard to reduce the number of districts and student subgroups requiring county assistance.
The foundation says it will spend $1.7 billion on K-12 education over the next five years, on local, regional and state networks, "big bets" on innovation, charter schools, and research and development.