School, parent groups urge state board to give more weight to high school tests

Ed Source

A broad coalition of parent, student and teacher advocacy groups want the California State Board of Education to give more emphasis on high school test results than is currently planned for the state’s new school and district accountability platform. Those speaking out, including the California State PTA, believe the new system is “burying the most prominent measure that parents rely on to judge how well high schools are teaching – and students are learning – core academic content,” according to Ed Source.  As more states look to develop their ESSA plans and accountability systems, they should remember that high, aligned assessments are working and they are a tool that teachers and parents want.

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