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Morning Read: California could be at odds with federal regulations on school ratings

LA School Report | June 30, 2016

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Education secretary takes heat for pushing single rating of schools

California is moving toward establishing a new accountability system made up of multiple measures, in place of the state’s previous Academic Performance Index, which assigned schools a single “summative” number based on test scores. This new approach has been championed by Gov. Jerry Brown and is currently being implemented by the California Department of Education and State Board of Education. But under the draft regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act approved by Congress last December, states would be required to come up with a single rating for their schools. That would appear to put California on a collision course with the federal government, at least on this issue. By Louis Freedberg, EdSource

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