Monthly Archives: March 2016

Board’s dilemma: how best to measure schools by using more than tests

The California Board of Education is facing some tough choices – and heavy lobbying from parent groups and student advocates – as it works its way toward approving a new school accountability system that meets federal mandates and the vision of Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature in passing the Local Control Funding Formula.

At issue are the measurements the state will use to determine which schools and districts must receive technical assistance for specific areas of weakness, and which chronically low-performing schools will require more intensive intervention directed toward all students or specific student subgroups, such as English learners and disabled students.

Read the full article at EdSource