September 3 | The Sacramento Bee

By Dan Walters

The state Board of Education, for the umpteenth time, heard presentations Thursday about a new method of gauging how well public schools are educating 6-plus million kids.

And as usual, education reform groups were critical of replacing the Academic Performance Index, an annual test-based score given to schools, with something that, they said, would make it more difficult for parents and public to know what’s happening.

Conflicts over developing a new accountability system will continue for many months, culminating late next year.

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