For nearly 15 years, California has measured school achievement solely through standardized tests. It’s a system that’s bad for teachers, bad for students, and bad for learning.
Now you can influence state testing policies
Now, after years of protest, California has agreed to change. Our state is completely overhauling the way it measures school success, and for the first time in history, California will incorporate measures besides test scores in the Academic Performance Index (API).
And here’s the best part: California’s education leaders are asking for the public’s help in deciding what should go into the new API. It’s a historic opportunity to redefine what we want from our schools.
You know there's a better way - share your ideas below
We believe that great schools and healthy students go hand-in-hand. By helping children eat right, get plenty of exercise, and treat others with respect and courtesy, schools aren’t only helping students succeed academically, they’re also teaching healthy habits that can last a lifetime.
Please put your ideas in our suggestion box, and we’ll share your ideas with the California Board of Education. You can choose any (or all) of the ideas below, or come up with your own!
Graduation Rates – Because graduation is a critical milestone on the road to future success and health.
Student physical fitness (measured by California’s FitnessGram) – Because a healthy body helps students develop a healthy mind.