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  • California test scores dip slightly but L.A. Unified holds steady

    California test scores dip slightly but L.A. Unified holds steady
    California students scored slightly lower in math and English on standardized tests this year, the first dip since 2004, in what education officials Thursday blamed in part on brutal budget cuts over the last several years. But Los Angeles Unified...
  • Public opposes use of test scores in teacher reviews, poll shows

    In a reversal of public opinion, a majority of Americans now oppose using student test scores to evaluate teachers and more believe that increased testing has hurt rather than helped improve public schools, a new survey shows. Nearly two-thirds of...
  • State Assembly defies feds, sends school testing overhaul to governor

    State Assembly defies feds, sends school testing overhaul to governor
    The California Assembly on Wednesday easily approved an overhaul of the state's student testing system in which schools and parents would not receive test scores for at least a year. The vote of 51 to 22 was largely along party lines, with Democrats...
  • More California students pass mandatory high school exit exam

     
    California students in the class of 2012 improved their pass rate on the state high school exit exam for the sixth year in a row, with 95% demonstrating the required skills in reading, writing and math, state Supt. of Public......
  • L.A. Unified administrators confident about new evaluation system

     
    Los Angeles Unified administrators are optimistic they can reach agreement with district officials over a new performance review system in compliance with court-ordered deadlines, according to legal papers filed Wednesday....
  • Lawmaker withdraws teacher evaluation bill

     
    A state lawmaker on Thursday shelved a controversial bill to overhaul teacher evaluations in California, saying he had run out of time in the final week of the legislative session to give the proposal a full airing. Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes......
  • Report calls for more teacher training, limiting use of test scores

     
    The state needs to focus on recruiting, educating and retaining teachers if it wants to improve student academic performance, a state task force has concluded. Recent budget cuts, however, have pushed the state in the opposite direction, according to the....
  • California students continue gains on test scores

     
    California students continued making strides on standardized English and math tests based on results released Friday, but fewer than half of the students in Los Angeles are performing at grade level. In all, 57% of California students scored as “...
  • Schools caught cheating on standardized tests [Google+ hangout]

     
    Times education reporter Howard Blume will join city editor Shelby Grad at 1:30 p.m. for a Google+ hangout about schools the state stripped of their Academic Performance Index ratings for cheating on standardized tests. Some teachers may have thought...
  • Merced teachers union backs controversial federal grant proposal

     
    A Merced teachers union has voted to back a controversial federal grant program, but only after extracting district guarantees that student test scores would not be used to evaluate individual instructors. Sheila Whitley, president of the Merced Union...
  • Evaluation agreement clears union hurdle; teachers endorse Zimmer

     
    The governing body of the Los Angeles teachers union has endorsed a tentative agreement on teacher evaluations that incorporates the results of student standardized test scores. The approval was a key hurdle but rank-and-file members will have the final...