LA Unified drops ranking system for schools but promises to share student growth data

California’s largest school district decided Tuesday it will not rate its schools and instead will share data publicly that provides deeper insight into student growth.

The Los Angeles Unified board voted 6-1 to stop a proposal that would have assigned each school a single rating on a 1-to-5 scale, a tool known as the School Performance Framework.

Under board member Jackie Goldberg’s resolution, the district cannot rank its schools using numbers, stars or any other type of summative rating. But it permits the district to implement some of the School Performance Framework’s other objectives, including its goal to make student growth data available publicly. Click here to read more: