August 29: Tom Torlakson and Darrell Steinberg in the Sacramento Bee
Don’t miss this editorial by Tom Torlakson and Darrell Steinberg today:
Ask a baseball fan how good his team’s shortstop is, and he can point to more than two dozen statistics, from the number of double plays turned to how often the player strikes out with runners on base.
Ask about the performance of a public school in California, and you’ll get one lonely number based solely on one set of end-of-the-year test results.
It was never meant to work this way. The state’s school accountability system, adopted a dozen years ago, was supposed to adapt over time as needs changed and new tools developed. Call it one more piece of unfinished business in a state with a lot of work to do.
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