Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

California School Fiscal Services

Providing comprehensive business office and consulting services to K-12 traditional schools and charters

Blog

Blog

School districts will be required to verify they're fixing California's lowest-performing schools

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 2:15 PM

By the end of January, the state will publish the initial list of hundreds of low-performing California schools that must receive intensive help under the Every Student Succeeds Act, which Congress passed in late 2015.


On Wednesday, the State Board of Education approved how districts with any of those schools must verify what they’re doing to turn those schools around. A coalition of student advocacy groups unsuccessfully argued that documentation alone isn’t enough. They urged the state board to require more monitoring by county offices of education and proof that districts’ actions are improving student performance.


What is clear is that there will be a lot more schools in line for assistance than the board initially anticipated and that their numbers will stretch thin the $130 million per year in federal funding that’s been set aside for “comprehensive” assistance.


Like the No Child Left Behind Act, which it replaced, the Every Student Succeeds Act requires that states identify and improve the performance of the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools receiving federal funding for low-income students, along with high schools where fewer than two-thirds of students graduate. But unlike NCLB, which told states how to fix the schools — like firing the principal and replacing half the staff — Congress gave states wide latitude to choose their own strategies.


The state board’s plan for implementing the law, which took months of negotiating with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ staff, is consistent with the state’s new approach to accountability under local control.


The state plan says that the multicolored California School Dashboard will identify the low-performing schools, just as it does for districts. The dashboard uses a range of metrics, including suspension rates, chronic absenteeism and graduation rates — not just standardized test scores — to measure performance. And the plan says that school districts will be in charge of improving low-performing schools, consistent with how they address low-performing student groups districtwide that the dashboard identified.


With its vote on Wednesday, the board will require districts to add a separate section to their Local Control and Accountability Plans to deal with low-performing schools. LCAPs are the documents that districts must update yearly to spell out how they will spend money and expand programs and services for all students, particularly low-income children, English learners, foster and homeless youths.


In the new LCAP section, districts must verify that they thoroughly examined the school’s needs and weaknesses, adopted interventions that have been proven to work and identified “resource inequities” that a school improvement plan would address. A district must seek the advice of principals and other school leaders, teachers and parents and tell how the school will meet the needs of students at risk of not meeting the state academic standards.


Board members emphasized in the discussion that they were adopting an interim approach to satisfy federal law. Over the next three years, the California Department of Education plans to redo the LCAP to make it quicker to read and to write. Responding to repeated complaints that the public cannot track spending easily, if at all, in some districts, staff are creating a budget summary for parents. And the state’s Department of Finance will issue regulations this year requiring further budget transparency.


In a Jan. 4 letter, leaders of seven student advocacy nonprofits that formed the Equity Coalition credited the board’s efforts but criticized it for not taking a strong role in ensuring that low-performing schools actually make progress. They called for county offices of education, which already review district LCAPs to make sure they are complying with state law, to monitor the strategies and spending of districts.


“We want counties to play a more active role” and not simply “hold their noses if the plans are bad,” John Affeldt, managing attorney for Public Advocates, a coalition member, told the board on Wednesday.


State law requires that the state superintendent of public instruction and the state board intensify intervention if a district’s poorly performing student groups identified by the dashboard don’t improve within several years, but the state board hasn’t said what the interventions might be. The board similarly hasn’t decided what it might do with low-performing schools that don’t improve.


The state’s Department of Education is expected to name about 350 low-performing schools, based on those that perform in the red — the lowest of five color-coded performance levels — on all or most of the dashboard metrics. The wild card this year will be the addition of hundreds of district and county alternative high schools serving students who have dropped out, been expelled, spent time in juvenile hall or feel out-of-place in traditional high schools. They weren’t included under previous state accountability systems but will get long-overdue attention now. With low graduation rates, many, if not most, will likely make the state’s list.


Federal law requires that California distribute $130 million — 7 percent of its Title I funding for low-income schools — to fix the lowest-performing schools. A big list could reduce each school’s allocation, which could end up being anywhere between $200,000 and close to $400,000 per school.


The board is expected to further discuss the list and the state’s response to the Every Student Succeeds Act on Thursday with item 24 on the agenda (go here to view the slides for the presentation to the state board).

Edsource

John Fensterwald

Categories: Curriculum and Assessment

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

15713 Comments

Reply honestinmedia
3:37 AM on August 19, 2022 
emily in paris phone case iphone 11 pro schwarze sneaker mit schwarzer sohle damen jordan 1 mid old love adidas zx 8000 lego kaufen luck ciclismo zalando große größen kleider
honestinmedia https://www.honestinmedia.com/
Reply goyard
2:22 AM on August 19, 2022 
My husband and i got very more than happy that Raymond could finish up his investigations through the entire ideas he received when using the weblog. It's not at all simplistic just to find yourself releasing information others may have been trying to sell. And we keep in mind we have got the website owner to give thanks to for that. The most important illustrations you've made, the simple blog navigation, the relationships you can help to promote - it's most sensational, and it's facilitating our son and us reckon that that situation is thrilling, and that is exceptionally essential. Thank you for all the pieces!
goyard http://www.goyardshandbag.com
Reply andthegiraffe
2:20 AM on August 19, 2022 
maglia corta davanti lunga dietro red tiered smock dress sac a dos eden nat et nin calzature armani north face giubbotto militare jordan and kobe shirt
andthegiraffe https://www.andthegiraffe.com/
Reply harbourcityhotel
8:04 PM on August 18, 2022 
jordan 1 high grau schwarz
harbourcityhotel https://www.harbourcityhotel.com/
Reply tooyoou
8:04 PM on August 18, 2022 
magliette addio al celibato personalizzate night dress for pregnant woman portefeuille femme paillette vans neonato amazon tailleur eleganti per cerimonia tld long sleeve mtb jersey
tooyoou https://www.tooyoou.com/
Reply seemrensalon
8:04 PM on August 18, 2022 
botas cavatini mujer 2020 maglia cotone con zip zimmermann charm star dress sac femme solde scarpe nike sito costume da arlecchino
seemrensalon https://www.seemrensalon.com/
Reply websinfohk
8:04 PM on August 18, 2022 
samsung s20 fe case cover absatz gummistiefel air jordan court purple low birkenstock tulum beige playera negra caballero abendmode damen festlich
websinfohk https://www.websinfohk.com/
Reply executiveyp
8:03 PM on August 18, 2022 
corduroy golf hat adidas snipes herren turbante de saten para dormir robe courte pour un mariage nike freizeitkleid damen handytasche iphone 11 liebeskind
executiveyp https://www.executiveyp.com/
Reply keralatourslane
2:20 PM on August 18, 2022 
adidas stan smith damen grün tenis altas para hombre maxi jeanskleid zaino sprayground rosso ultra running hats nike air force 1 damen leder
keralatourslane https://www.keralatourslane.com/
Reply supreme sweatshirt
11:41 AM on August 18, 2022 
My wife and i have been really joyous that Louis could carry out his analysis via the precious recommendations he gained through your web site. It's not at all simplistic to just possibly be releasing secrets which some people may have been selling. And now we fully understand we have got the blog owner to give thanks to because of that. All the explanations you have made, the straightforward blog navigation, the friendships you help to instill - it's all excellent, and it's really assisting our son in addition to the family do think that article is excellent, which is certainly exceptionally essential. Many thanks for the whole lot!
supreme sweatshirt http://www.supremeshirt.us.com
Reply hermes belts
11:41 AM on August 18, 2022 
I wanted to post you that very small observation so as to thank you very much again about the breathtaking thoughts you have provided above. This has been so wonderfully generous with people like you to present openly just what many of us might have distributed as an ebook to earn some profit for their own end, precisely given that you might have tried it in the event you considered necessary. Those guidelines also worked to become a fantastic way to realize that someone else have the identical dreams really like mine to find out more and more in terms of this condition. I think there are millions of more pleasurable sessions ahead for many who take a look at your blog post.
hermes belts http://www.hermesbelts.us.org
Reply cheap jordans
11:41 AM on August 18, 2022 
I wanted to draft you the tiny observation to finally say thanks as before with your gorgeous tricks you have provided at this time. It was certainly surprisingly generous with people like you to present unreservedly what exactly a number of people could possibly have offered as an e-book to help make some dough for themselves, certainly considering that you could have done it in case you decided. The smart ideas likewise acted as the good way to realize that other individuals have a similar dreams similar to my very own to know a little more on the subject of this problem. I know there are some more fun occasions up front for folks who see your blog.
cheap jordans http://www.cheap-airjordans.us.com
Reply moncler
11:41 AM on August 18, 2022 
I simply wanted to write down a brief remark so as to appreciate you for those magnificent points you are giving out here. My prolonged internet research has at the end been paid with extremely good concept to exchange with my friends and family. I would declare that most of us site visitors actually are quite lucky to be in a very good network with very many wonderful professionals with very beneficial concepts. I feel quite blessed to have used your entire web pages and look forward to many more exciting moments reading here. Thanks a lot once more for everything.
moncler http://www.monclerjackets.us
Reply kd shoes
11:40 AM on August 18, 2022 
Needed to post you one very small observation just to say thank you as before considering the wonderful tactics you have provided in this article. This is so seriously open-handed with you in giving unhampered exactly what a few people would've supplied for an ebook to make some cash on their own, most notably since you might well have tried it in the event you considered necessary. Those creative ideas likewise acted to be a great way to know that many people have the same desire just as my own to see much more with respect to this matter. I'm sure there are a lot more enjoyable occasions in the future for folks who go through your site.
kd shoes http://www.kd13shoes.us
Reply jordan shoes
11:40 AM on August 18, 2022 
I actually wanted to post a note in order to say thanks to you for the nice advice you are writing here. My extended internet investigation has now been rewarded with useful strategies to talk about with my great friends. I would declare that most of us visitors are very much lucky to be in a remarkable community with many outstanding people with very helpful tips. I feel pretty lucky to have used the web pages and look forward to many more brilliant times reading here. Thanks a lot once more for everything.
jordan shoes http://www.jordanstoreonline.com
Reply cheap steph curry shoes
11:39 AM on August 18, 2022 
I really wanted to develop a simple comment to be able to thank you for those pleasant information you are giving on this site. My time consuming internet look up has at the end of the day been compensated with reputable details to talk about with my family members. I would point out that we website visitors actually are very fortunate to exist in a remarkable website with many outstanding professionals with beneficial plans. I feel somewhat happy to have discovered the web pages and look forward to many more fabulous minutes reading here. Thanks once more for everything.
cheap steph curry shoes http://www.stephcurryshoes.com
Reply besafeab
11:39 AM on August 18, 2022 
los angeles dodgers 44 strawberry white throwback jersey chicago bears 51 dick butkus white throwback jersey black and white boston red sox cap for sale kids jordan retro 13 black hyper pink white wholesale broncos stocking cap
besafeab http://www.besafeab.com/
Reply kd shoes
11:39 AM on August 18, 2022 
I precisely wanted to thank you so much again. I am not sure the things that I could possibly have sorted out in the absence of those ideas shared by you concerning such a field. It previously was an absolute difficult scenario in my position, nevertheless viewing the skilled mode you managed the issue took me to jump with delight. Extremely happier for your service and even hope that you recognize what a great job that you are carrying out teaching many others with the aid of your websites. I am sure you have never got to know any of us.
kd shoes http://www.kevindurant-shoes.us.com
Reply imilade
9:31 AM on August 18, 2022 
jadea lupetto
imilade https://www.imilade.com/
Reply off white shoes
4:31 AM on August 18, 2022 
Needed to post you a very little observation in order to give thanks yet again just for the awesome strategies you've documented here. This has been so wonderfully generous of people like you to grant unreservedly what most people could possibly have made available as an ebook to make some bucks for themselves, mostly seeing that you might well have done it if you ever wanted. The good tips additionally served like a good way to comprehend other people online have similar interest like my very own to realize a great deal more in terms of this matter. Certainly there are numerous more pleasant periods up front for people who scan through your site.
off white shoes http://www.offwhiteoutlet.us.org