Thursday, January 12, 2017

State board chooses new way of measuring school progress on tests | EdSource

State board chooses new way of measuring school progress on tests | EdSource:

State board chooses new way of measuring school progress on tests

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After hours of discussion, the State Board of Education on Wednesday settled two much debated issues that will enable state officials to move ahead this year with the state’s new school accountability system.
One decision creates a different way to measure schools’ and student groups’ progress on standardized tests in math and English. The other, more contentious issue will determine which schools and districts will require intervention or technical help because their English learners did poorly on the math and English language arts tests.
In September, the board approved a framework for the new improvement and accountability system that will give a broader view of schools’ and districts’ performance through measures that will include students’ readiness for college and careers, school climate, parent engagement and academic performance. The board set a timeline for refining the State board chooses new way of measuring school progress on tests | EdSource:


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