Every year lists come out touting the 100 “best” high schools in California. Be wary when you look at them. Any time someone creates a list of the "best" it’s good to ask some basic questions like these: The best at what? The best for whom?
Ed100 Chapter 9 explores the meanings of success in education. How is success measured, for individuals and systems? How does the California school Dashboard work? Are kids making it to college, and can they afford it? Where do career goals fit in?
California's API, a one-number measure of school quality that only reflected test scores, will soon be obsolete. The process for judging schools in the future is currently a topic for discussion and the public is invited to provide its opinion.
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