Additional Measures to Be Used for Rating Schools
The California State Board of Education has voted to include other non-academic indicators in how they measure “good” schools.
Some of those factors include suspension rates, graduation rates, chronic absenteeism, college and career readiness, and English proficiency rates for English learners.
The Superintendent's Advisory Task Force on Accountability and Continuous Improvement report calls for aligning local, state, and federal systems to create one integrated system.
"This report contains many exciting ideas about how to build an accountability and continuous improvement system that works for students, parents, teachers, districts, and the entire community," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. "It will add to the already rich dialogue taking place in California, which is leading the way in the development of a groundbreaking new accountability and continuous improvement system."
Read the full report from the CDE.