Consolidating elementary schools

07-Nov-2019 05:16

Families need these standards to understand how the schools in their communities are performing.“To keep politics and personalities to a minimum, California needs accessible, consistent, transparent statewide academic standards that define how well we expect our schools to perform.” The CORE index was developed by LA Unified and five other districts as part of a deal with the federal government.Because the index aligns with the district’s goals and is intended to support action, we believe this is an appropriate use of the numbers.In addition, with the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, we do not anticipate having scores next year.” Opening up a school’s report reveals the inner workings of how the score was compiled.

This would create a climate of unequal treatment and uncertainty, instead of the clear, accessible, statewide standards that California public schools need.

A total of 714 LA Unified schools were entered into the CORE system.

Independent charter schools were not included, nor were special education centers, early education centers, adult education centers and continuation schools, which are small schools that serve struggling students.

A span school may have students from grades 6-12, but CORE only list schools as either an elementary school, middle school or high school.

So a span school that includes middle school students and high school students is listed twice on the CORE list, but with the same scores and same student population, so the scores from the two age groups only count as one score.

This would create a climate of unequal treatment and uncertainty, instead of the clear, accessible, statewide standards that California public schools need.A total of 714 LA Unified schools were entered into the CORE system.Independent charter schools were not included, nor were special education centers, early education centers, adult education centers and continuation schools, which are small schools that serve struggling students.A span school may have students from grades 6-12, but CORE only list schools as either an elementary school, middle school or high school.So a span school that includes middle school students and high school students is listed twice on the CORE list, but with the same scores and same student population, so the scores from the two age groups only count as one score.Two schools — Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet Elementary and Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy — scored a perfect 100, and three schools — Solano Avenue Elementary, Clover Avenue Elementary and Porter Ranch Community — scored a 99.