July 25 | Sacramento Bee

By Dan Walters

The state Board of Education is on the verge of approving a mind-bendingly dense system of “accountability” for the state’s K-12 schools.

“Unaccountability” would be a better word.

The “multiple measures” system pending before the board would replace the test-oriented Academic Performance Index, which was in use for a decade and a half but has now been unceremoniously dumped.

Professional educators criticize the API, and a similarly oriented federal rating system, as being too simplistically narrow, too punitive and too prone to manipulation.

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