Update: LAUSD & Other Districts Redo Federal Proposal
Hillel Aron | May 29, 2013
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The chart above, courtesy of EdSource, shows how the group of nine California school districts including LAUSD propose to create their own accountability system, based on a broader range of measures than allowed under current federal law.
“Standardized test scores, now the sole factor in current state API system, would now be one of three components,” according to EdSource writer John Fensterwald. “It would be included, along with the high school graduation rate, in the “academic domain,” making up 60 percent of the index. Social/emotional learning factors and school climate measures each would comprise 20 percent.”
The proposed new metric is in line with LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy’s belief that test scores should be used to evaluate schools and teachers, but should only be part of that measurement.