SacBee: Bill revises school rating system

California schools would be judged less by student test scores under a bill lawmakers are sending to Gov. Jerry Brown.

Senate Bill 1458 by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg de-emphasizes standardized tests in evaluating schools, and requires other factors – such as graduation rates, college-going rates, and other measures – to be used in calculating a school’s Academic Performance Index. It cleared the Legislature on Friday when the Senate approved it, 23-13.

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