LATimes Says California Should Keep School Metric Simple, Meaningful


In an editorial, the Los Angeles Times (8/6) applauds California for “broadening its definition of what constitutes a quality education” by tying results to funding and by examining how the Academic Performance Index is calculated. It urges education officials to keep things simple in the API and use “numbers that matter,” which “are the ones that measure outcomes: graduation rates, test scores,” and “the ability to qualify for college admission.”