September 28 | Los Angeles Times

By Joy Resmovits, Priya Krishnakumar and Ben Walsh

California just released its third round of scores on new, tougher standardized tests, and now the state is on the hook.

A federal law requires states to identify the bottom 5% of their schools next school year and take steps to fix them. California education officials have yet to develop a detailed plan of how to do that.

Rather than wait on the state, The Times assembled its own list. We identified California's lowest-scoring schools two years ago, when the new testing regime started, and tracked their results over time.

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