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Big changes ahead for how California assesses school performance




Downey Unified uses fourth grade teacher Tanya Bishop's classroom to demonstrate best practices in the new Common Core learning standards.
Downey Unified uses fourth grade teacher Tanya Bishop's classroom to demonstrate best practices in the new Common Core learning standards.
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For many years in California, The Academic Performance Index was the measure for school performance until it was suspended two years ago. This week, the State Board of Education will begin rolling out a new school accountability system that will drastically change the way schools and districts are evaluated.

Instead of rating a school solely on standardized test scores, the new system intends to provide a more detailed series of metrics to capture a more holistic summary of a school’s performance.    

For more on this, Take Two’s Alex Cohen spoke with John Fensterwald, Editor-at-Large for EdSource Today.

To hear the full interview, click the blue arrow above.