David Plank is the executive director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), a research center based at Stanford University. David Plank will be a panelist on Session 1: Part 1, Transforming School Accountability: Is California Getting It Right?
Ray Pecheone is the executive director of the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) and an expert in testing. Ray Pecheone will be a panelist on Session 4, Smarter Balanced Assessment and Beyond: What’s Next?
Jonathan Raymond is president of the Stuart Foundation and the former superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District, California’s 11th largest school district. Jonathan Raymond will be a panelist on Session 3, Growth Mindsets and Social-Emotional Learning: How California's New Vision for Reform Can Address the Whole Child.
A team of 13 educators will lead the development of social and emotional learning guidelines.
California is making big changes in how it evaluates school and district performance.
Parents and student advocates press for school climate and parent involvement metrics.
The metric will be one part of the state's new accountability system.
A new analysis says federal system would discount California's school climate, college and career indicators.
The new system will move away from relying primarily on test scores.
Parent engagement is one of eight priorities in California's school funding law.
College and career readiness indicators may also make the first cut.
California funding formula requires districts to include school climate as a priority.