We represent a collection of educational equity, civil rights and community based organizations and are opposed to AB 3096, which would seriously alter usefulness of the School Accountability Report Card (SARC).
We oppose the policy of responding to disappointing test results and huge achievement gaps by lowering the bar. This is a dangerous precedent and undermines any confidence the public may have in the LCAP scheme to help improve schools
The current SBE plan falls undeniably short as a tool for establishing the way forward on a comprehensive system of accountability. The accountability system must not ignore stakeholders, academic achievement or gaps.