Nearly 18 percent of school districts slated to get more special ed support

Feb 16, 2018 by

 As a result of California’s new school accountability system, West Contra Costa Unified, a San Francisco Bay Area school district that includes Richmond and several surrounding communities, is facing considerable pressure to increase the number of special education students who meet math and English language arts standards on tests and who go on to graduate.

The district is among more than 150 districts — nearly 18 percent of all districts in California — slated to get help from county offices of education to improve special education students’ performance on state accountability metrics such as standardized tests and graduation rates.

The assistance it and other districts will receive is based on low performance on a range of indicators measured by California’s new accountability dashboard, which also includes ratings for other student groups such as English learners, low-income students and racial and ethnic subgroups. By Theresa Harrington, EdSource

With support instead of punishment, a California school district works to improve special education

Source: Morning Read: Nearly 18 percent of school districts slated to get more special ed support — and 7 more must-reads | LA School Report

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