LA Unified moves away from plan to assign schools a single rating

California’s largest school district signaled Tuesday that it would reject a proposal to rank its schools on a 1 to 5 scale.

The Los Angeles Unified school board’s Curriculum and Instruction Committee approved a resolution introduced by board member Jackie Goldberg that calls for the district to suspend implementation of “any use of stars, scores, or any other rating system” for its schools.

The committee’s action includes a shift in support by Kelly Gonez, who says she now opposes assigning single ratings to schools. Gonez last year co-sponsored a resolution with board member Nick Melvoin that called for creating a school performance framework that would include a “single, summative rating for each school.”  The board approved that resolution in April 2018.

Goldberg’s resolution, which is expected to pass when it goes before the full board Nov. 5, would effectively kill the idea to give all schools in the district a single rating, which Melvoin says would allow the district to better identify and help struggling schools. Click here to read more: https://edsource.org/2019/la-unified-moves-away-from-plan-to-assign-schools-a-single-rating/618306