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 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.
Exam suspended in 2015 no longer required for graduation, now that state has adopted new Common Core standards and school accountability metrics.
State audit shines spotlight on problems at online charter schools
Third-graders, the first class taught according to Common Core standards since kindergarten, show the biggest gains.
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.
Search results for the 2016-17 Smarter Balanced assessments of math and English language arts by school or district and see three-year trendlines for the Common Core-aligned tests.
GreatSchools plans to expand school ratings in all 50 states and the District of Columbia by November.
California officials insist Every Student Succeeds Act will not alter the direction of the state's ongoing reforms.