School Choice Score: 0%
Charter Schools Score: 0%
California has a large and strong charter sector, however, the only entities that are allowed to authorize charter schools in California are local school districts which leaves charter schools at the whims of local school districts which often seek to heavily regulate charters.
Online Learning Score: 0%
Over the 2012-2013 school year, the California Department of Education identified more than 66,000 students who took at least one online course and 22,000 students who took 50% or more of their courses online. Districts may restrict student enrollment in full-time online coursework and also have discretion over how many classes a student can take online. Restrictions on providers create barriers to expand the procurement of digital content throughout the state.
- Source: Digital Learning Now!
Teacher Quality Score: 65%
The use of student data in teacher evaluation is not required. Being ineffective in the classroom is not grounds for dismissal. Removal of teachers is done by a “last in first out” policy. Teachers are not eligible for performance related pay increases.
- Source: State Teacher Policy Yearbook