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Is the new tool for evaluating schools too kind in its grading?




Screenshot: California School Dashboard Tutorial
Screenshot: California School Dashboard Tutorial
Screenshot: California School Dashboard website

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Is the new tool for evaluating schools too kind in its grading?

A new rating system when online earlier this week, it's called the California School Dashboard. Schools superintendent Tom Torlakson described it as "high-tech report card." But after an analysis by the L.A. Times, the paper says the Dashboard "paints a rosier picture...than past measurements" of some schools that have underperformed in the past.

KPCC's education editor Maura Walz has been spending a lot of time with the Dashboard tool, and she came back to talk to A Martinez about it.

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