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California Districts Exploring Non-Academic Accountability

A group of six California public schools — known as CORE districts — are rethinking the way they measure school accountability by including non-academic traits.

Moderator Morgan Smith leads a discussion about standardized testing and accountability with newly-appointed TEA commissioner Michael Williams, Carolyn Heinrich, Tom Pauken and Bill Hammond at The Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas on Sept. 22, 2012.

A group of six California public schools — known as CORE districts — are rethinking the way they measure school accountability by including non-academic traits. Researchers are questioning the accuracy of the new measures because they may be subject to biases from responders and evaluators. (Education Week)

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