LAUSD high schools in the CORE accountability index: Plenty of schools beating the odds
When it comes to the performance of some minority groups and high-needs students, LA Unified high schools showed more ability than their middle school counterparts in beating the odds on the California Office to Reform Education’s (CORE) new school accountability index. While the performance of the district’s middle schools tended to break along familiar lines...
By Craig Clough | April 25, 2016
LAUSD middle schools in the CORE accountability index: the same old story on race and location applies
Despite for the first time taking into consideration the performance of subgroups like English learners, students with disabilities and those from low-income families, there is still a wide gulf between the top and bottom LA Unified middle schools at LA Unified when it comes to their score on the California Office to Reform Education’s (CORE)...
By Craig Clough | April 21, 2016
A look at the top and bottom LAUSD elementary schools in the CORE accountability index
To help understand the California Office to Reform Education’s (CORE) new school accountability system, LA School Report recently logged and listed all 714 LA Unified schools by their score top to bottom. We also calculated the average of all the schools and discovered the mean score was 60. Below are breakdowns of LA Unified’s elementary schools with the...
By Craig Clough | April 19, 2016
Anatomy of school success and failure: Inside CORE’s accountability system
When LA Unified and five other school districts unveiled a new school accountability system in February, it represented California’s first significant move toward incorporating more than just test scores while also valuing how well the neediest students are performing. The School Quality Improvement Index, which was developed by the California Office to Reform Education (CORE), is...
By Craig Clough | April 18, 2016
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Why aren’t independent charters part of the CORE accountability system?
LA School Report on Monday published a comprehensive top-to-bottom list of all 714 schools that were evaluated by a new accountability system LA Unified developed along with five other California districts, but missing from the data were independent charter schools. With over 210 of these kinds of schools and 101,000 students enrolled in them at...
By Craig Clough | April 12, 2016
New data reveal best and worst of LAUSD schools
According to an analysis of a new school accountability system developed by six California school districts including LA Unified, the district’s 13 lowest performers are all elementary schools, the best high school is Harbor Teacher Prep Academy and the worst high school is Jordan High. These conclusions were made following an LA School Report analysis of LA Unified schools evaluated...
By Craig Clough | April 11, 2016