CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS' NEW DISCONNECTED DASHBOARD
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If you know Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, the Ides of March- or March 15th- is the date in 44 BC when Julius Caesar was assasinated. The Ides of March in 2017 California might in the future just be looked back on with the new California School Dashboard (CSD) student performance evaluation system as the date that marked the purposeful assasination of anything even remotely resembling any kind of real accountability for the public education system.
On that date state officials unveiled the CSD public education accountability system that in reality is the most comprehensive way yet devised to further obfuscate how students are actually not doing well in public schools. Under CSD it is virtually impossible to address the subjective needs of any student, if the CSD assessment never allows an objective standard of even their minimal actual education level.
Simply stated, anything that even remotely approximates an objective standard for measuring how students and specific schools are doing in comparison to all other students and schools in the state has been eliminated from this new CSD assessment in favor of a color coded new system of feel good assessment that gives contrived acceptable ranking based on improvement without any notion at any time of ever holding students to the ultimate mastery of grade-level standards that they will in the not too distant future be held to, when they leave school and try unsuccessfully to be gainfully employed.
Even the Los Angeles Times acknowledges in a March 16th article about this new CSD assessment framework that finally replaces what was the prior objective standard of the Academic Perfomance Index (API) that it "paints a far rosier picture of academic achievement than past measurements." If the patient/student is running a high fever and is very sick, you can either treat the patient/student or break the California School Dashboard, LAUSD - Perdaily.com: