State Board sets the stage for future action on TK, assessments and more

Informational items focused on early learning, assessments and school climate were the crux of the State Board of Education’s Jan. 19–20 meeting agenda. In addition, what is usually a routine action of assigning a number to an SBE-approved charter school petition might have been complicated […]

State leaders reimagining partnerships to support youth mental health

With youth mental health needs at an all-time high, it is critical that education, health and other necessary sectors come together to ensure children and young adults have access to resources and services, according to state health officials. The State Board of Education recently received […]

SBE wraps up 2022 by looking ahead on LCAPs, assessments and student need

The State Board of Education’s Nov. 2–3 meeting shined a spotlight on student voice, saw the adoption of changes to the California Spanish Assessment and California School Dashboard principles, as well as new resources to help teachers access and utilize disaggregated English learner student group […]

State Board takes deep dive into assessments and the Dashboard

Accountability and assessments were key topics of the State Board of Education’s Sept. 14–15 meeting, which Board President Linda Darling-Hammond opened by applauding educators and district leaders for successfully reopening for a new school year amid significant change. Months of planning go into successful fall […]

Panel discusses resources needed for state’s math framework

“A well-written framework is but one component to raising math achievement,” said EdSource editor-at-large John Fensterwald during July 28 webinar by the organization on California’s math framework. Good teachers who foster positive mindsets, well-written materials that engage all learners and equal access to courses that […]

State Board lays the groundwork to finetune accountability indicators

The California State Board of Education’s July 13–14 meeting included board approval of another delay in the state’s mathematics framework timeline and action on an updated accountability reporting template, as well as a deep dive into the history of the state’s current accountability system and […]

State Board Report: SBE moves forward on accountability, waivers approved

On Feb. 28, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments to the State Board of Education: Gabriela Gonzalez, an elementary school teacher for the Montebello Unified School District since 2001; Brenda Lewis, former associate superintendent of instruction at the Kern High School District from 2014 […]

State Board approves student assessment report revisions, community schools framework

In a packed one-day meeting on Jan. 12, the State Board of Education approved several revisions to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California student score reports, as well as a California Community Schools Partnership Program Framework, […]