PACE in the News

  • EdSource

    California’s largest school district on Wednesday publicly released new data measuring how its students progress from year to year. Los Angeles Unified, which serves more than 600,000 students, published what are known as academic growth data as part of a new online data portal called School Information+, becoming the latest district in the state to share the data.

  • EdSource

    Los Angeles Unified on Wednesday is expected to become the latest California school district to publicly share data showing how its students improve year to year, a move the district expects will provide deeper insights into how individual schools are helping students progress academically.

  • Davis Enterprise

    On Friday, several leading University of California officials recommended dropping the SAT and ACT as an admissions requirement. UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ, UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive and UC Provost Michael Brown voiced their support for scrapping the tests at a forum on college admissions in Berkeley.

  • CSBA Blog

    The convergence of new research on standardized testing, a controversial proposed entrance requirement at California State University and the recent “Varsity Blues” admission scandal served as the backdrop for a wide-ranging Nov. 22 forum at UC Berkeley Law School.

  • EdSource

    As faculty deliberate, UC Berkeley chancellor calls for ending the use of SAT and ACT. Pressures are mounting on the University of California to end its 50 year old practice of requiring freshman applicants to take the SAT or ACT — this time from some of its most senior leaders. While the university awaits the recommendations of a special faculty task force on the controversial issue, UC Berkeley chancellor Carol Christ has come out strongly in favor of ending the testing requirement.

  • Marin Independent Journal

    A report by a team from a Stanford University public policy organization makes a case that taxpayers and educators should heed. The growing cost of pensions for public school teachers is driving local school taxes while eating away at the local voters’ generous support for raising those taxes.

  • ABC 30 News

    Top leaders at the University of California say they support dropping the SAT and ACT exams from admission requirement. UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ, along with the UC system's chief academic officer, Provost Michael Brown, said Friday that research has convinced them that performance on the tests is so strongly influenced by family income, parents' education and race, that using them for college admissions decision is unfair.

  • KTVU

    Top leaders at the University of California say they support dropping the SAT and ACT exams from admission requirement. UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ, along with the UC system’s chief academic officer, Provost Michael Brown, said Friday that research has convinced them that performance on the tests is so strongly influenced by family income, parents’ education and race, that using them for college admissions decision is unfair.

  • LA Times

    The chancellors of UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, along with the University of California’s chief academic officer, say they support dropping the SAT and ACT as an admission requirement — stances certain to fuel the growing national movement against the tests as an unfair barrier to college entry for underserved students.

  • EdSource

    The most inexperienced and least qualified teachers continue to teach in schools with the highest-needs students in California ­— even though those students require the most expert teachers, and research has shown that the effectiveness of classroom teachers is the biggest in-school factor contributing to students’ achievement.

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