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.

10221 Comments

Reply Miajeaky
7:20 PM on October 22, 2021 
sildenafil 100mg uk price
Reply Judyjeaky
6:44 PM on October 22, 2021 
india ivermectin
Reply Suejeaky
6:33 PM on October 22, 2021 
ivermectin cream
Reply Pauljeaky
4:48 PM on October 22, 2021 
cialis generic cost
Reply Carljeaky
2:09 PM on October 22, 2021 
ivermectin malaria
Reply curry 8
12:05 PM on October 22, 2021 
I want to show thanks to you for rescuing me from this particular trouble. Just after checking through the world wide web and obtaining techniques which were not pleasant, I thought my entire life was over. Existing minus the strategies to the difficulties you have fixed through your main guideline is a critical case, as well as those that might have badly damaged my career if I hadn't encountered your web site. Your training and kindness in dealing with all things was useful. I'm not sure what I would've done if I had not come across such a thing like this. I can also at this time relish my future. Thank you so much for the impressive and effective guide. I will not hesitate to suggest the sites to anybody who ought to have guidelines about this topic.
curry 8 http://www.curry8.us
Reply Nickjeaky
11:15 AM on October 22, 2021 
online cialis from india
Reply Ivyjeaky
10:13 AM on October 22, 2021 
buy tadalafil 5mg
Reply Jackjeaky
7:16 AM on October 22, 2021 
how much is sildenafil in uk
Reply supreme outlet
6:12 AM on October 22, 2021 
I'm also commenting to let you understand of the beneficial encounter our daughter developed checking your web page. She even learned plenty of things, most notably what it is like to have an ideal giving spirit to have other folks without problems have an understanding of a variety of multifaceted matters. You actually did more than readers' expectations. Thank you for producing such warm and helpful, safe, explanatory not to mention unique tips on the topic to Tanya.
supreme outlet http://www.supremesoutlet.us.com
Reply golden goose
6:12 AM on October 22, 2021 
I just wanted to send a simple message so as to say thanks to you for these amazing hints you are giving at this website. My time-consuming internet lookup has now been paid with reliable details to write about with my visitors. I 'd assert that many of us website visitors are very lucky to be in a very good site with so many lovely individuals with beneficial plans. I feel very much grateful to have encountered your web page and look forward to many more fabulous minutes reading here. Thanks once again for a lot of things.
golden goose http://www.goldengoosessale.com
Reply supreme clothing
6:11 AM on October 22, 2021 
Thank you for your entire labor on this site. Gloria delights in making time for research and it's really easy to see why. I notice all relating to the dynamic manner you render very important thoughts via the blog and therefore increase contribution from people on the theme so my girl is always learning a lot of things. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the year. You're the one doing a pretty cool job.
supreme clothing http://www.supremes.us.org
Reply nike kyrie 7
6:09 AM on October 22, 2021 
I not to mention my guys were actually looking through the best information and facts located on the blog while immediately I got a horrible feeling I never expressed respect to the website owner for them. All the young men were definitely as a result glad to read through them and already have seriously been loving these things. I appreciate you for really being very considerate and then for having this form of remarkable subjects most people are really eager to be informed on. Our own sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to sooner.
nike kyrie 7 http://www.kyrie-7.com
Reply off white nike
6:09 AM on October 22, 2021 
My wife and i felt absolutely more than happy when Louis managed to do his investigation from your precious recommendations he made from your site. It's not at all simplistic just to find yourself handing out strategies a number of people might have been trying to sell. And we consider we have the writer to appreciate for this. The type of explanations you have made, the straightforward website menu, the friendships you will help foster - it is many remarkable, and it is making our son in addition to the family imagine that this matter is interesting, which is certainly rather important. Many thanks for the whole thing!
off white nike http://www.nikexoffwhite.com
Reply supreme
6:09 AM on October 22, 2021 
My wife and i ended up being quite joyful when Louis could deal with his preliminary research because of the precious recommendations he grabbed out of your site. It is now and again perplexing just to find yourself giving freely tips and tricks which other folks could have been making money from. Therefore we take into account we have got the blog owner to thank for this. The specific explanations you have made, the easy website menu, the relationships your site make it possible to create - it's got mostly amazing, and it is letting our son and the family feel that that situation is interesting, which is wonderfully vital. Many thanks for all the pieces!
supreme http://www.supremes.us.org
Reply Amyjeaky
5:56 AM on October 22, 2021 
cialis coupon 5mg
Reply Samjeaky
5:51 AM on October 22, 2021 
prices for viagra prescription
Reply giannis antetokounmpo shoes
1:12 AM on October 22, 2021 
Thank you so much for giving everyone a very nice chance to read from this blog. It's usually so good and packed with a great time for me personally and my office co-workers to search your website at least three times in 7 days to learn the new tips you have got. Of course, I am also actually contented with the gorgeous solutions you give. Some 2 areas in this post are honestly the simplest I have had.
giannis antetokounmpo shoes http://www.giannisantetokounmposhoes.us
Reply golden goose
1:11 AM on October 22, 2021 
Thanks a lot for providing individuals with an extremely pleasant chance to discover important secrets from this blog. It's usually so amazing plus packed with a great time for me personally and my office colleagues to visit your site at the least three times weekly to learn the fresh tips you have. And lastly, I'm just always contented considering the remarkable thoughts you serve. Certain 4 areas in this post are basically the finest I have had.
golden goose http://www.goldengoose-sneakers.us
Reply nike sb
1:10 AM on October 22, 2021 
I have to show some appreciation to this writer for bailing me out of this setting. As a result of browsing through the internet and meeting techniques that were not powerful, I believed my life was done. Being alive without the strategies to the difficulties you have fixed as a result of your entire site is a serious case, as well as those that could have negatively affected my career if I had not discovered your web site. Your primary capability and kindness in controlling the whole thing was valuable. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't come across such a point like this. I can also now relish my future. Thanks a lot very much for your professional and effective guide. I will not hesitate to suggest the blog to anybody who desires tips on this situation.
nike sb http://www.sbdunk.us
0