November 4 | Los Angeles Times

The Times Editorial Board

California was way ahead of President Obama in asserting that it takes more to measure the quality of a school than merely looking at its standardized test scores. In fact, in March, the state suspended what is known as the Academic Performance Index, the measure by which schools are judged in the state, saying it was time for a "re-set" and an overhaul. But now the question is: What exactly should the new measurements take into account?

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