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Weis to Chair State School Reform Panel

Ventura County Supt. of Schools Chuck Weis has been named the head of a subcommittee that will evaluate the public school accountability law, one of Gov. Gray Davis’ four education reforms.

Weis will chair a subcommittee of the Public School Accountability Act Advisory Committee, and will be responsible for monitoring the implementation of the law.

“I’m flattered to be asked to do it,” Weis said. “This is one of the most important education reforms of the decade. Being charged with making sure it gets evaluated accurately is quite a challenge, and I’m glad to help out.”

Weis has served on the advisory committee since April, and state Supt. of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin named him chairman of the subcommittee earlier this month. With help from educators throughout the state, the committee developed the Academic Performance Index, which will be used to measure student performance.

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Under the law, schools will be ranked based on their Stanford 9 scores, and will be eligible for rewards or subject to sanctions. The ranking will be released on Jan. 15.


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