By Christine Armario, Associated Press
One set of California school standards has temporarily fallen victim to another.
California’s school accountability system and its new Common Core academic standards were put head-to-head on Wednesday, and Common Core won.
At a meeting in Sacramento, the states Board of Education suspended its Academic Performance Index for the 2014-2015 school year. The move is intended to give teachers and students time to adjust to new standardized tests aligned with the Common Core standards.
The suspended index used student results on statewide tests to rank schools and to identify those that need improvement.