Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing the biggest changes in a decade to the state system of funding and governing schools.
Alarming chronic absence rates are included with student data from 2021-22 accompanying a revived California School Dashboard.
The California School Dashboard masks the needs of English learners, leading to low expectations for these students and resulting in many districts not planning for their support and success.
Pandemic has created a window of opportunity for California to add a growth measure to the dashboard for evaluating schools.
The new method of tracking individual students' Smarter Balanced scores should provide a more useful measure of schools' and districts' progress.
Educators and policymakers alike must listen to students to understand what they need to heal and recover from the traumas of the past year.
Dashboard calculations of school performance can obscure the success of schools helping students who are several grade levels behind.
When the coronavirus crisis has run its course, all of California’s schools and districts will need help to get back on their feet.
This week: LA County Superintendent Debra Duardo cites low performing student groups' progress, while USC Professor Morgan Polikoff faults the dashboard design.
Fewer districts will require help from county offices, but colors tell a bigger story; disparities among student groups persist.
Search and compare all California public schools, districts, cities and counties for data from the state's school accountability dashboard.
California’s largest school district published academic growth data, which measure how students improve from year to year.
Uncredentialed teachers are concentrated where students struggle academically; the State Board may soon have data to support a teacher equity index.
The district is suspending implementation of the School Performance Framework but plans to use some of its elements.
Political arguments are getting in the way of sensible solutions.