The Advisory Task Force on Accountability and Continuous Improvement, consisting of a team of education leaders, was convened to advise the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Tom Torlakson on his recommendations for a new California system of public education accountability and continuous improvement to the State Board of Education and the state legislature.
The Task Force began meeting regularly in September 2015 and was co-chaired by Wes Smith, Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Executive Director, and Eric Heins, California Teachers Association (CTA) President. Additionally, the SSPI appointed 25+ key education leaders from throughout California to serve on the task force. After five in-person meetings as well as additional virtual meetings and small group work sessions, the Task Force is proud to present its final report: Preparing All Students for College, Career, Life, and Leadership in the 21st Century. Wes Smith and Eric Heins presented the report to the State Board of Education on May 11th, with a number of Task Force members showing their support for the recommendations in the report as well. Materials from the State Board Meeting can be accessed here.
With funding from the CA Education Policy Fund, the CDE Foundation provided support for the coordination, facilitation, and documentation of all meetings, as well as the development of the written report. We wish to thank the Superintendent for convening this group, the funders for generously supporting this effort, the co-chairs for leading this work, and most importantly, the Task Force members who contributed their time, passion, and wisdom to help recommend a system that better serves all of California’s diverse students, families, and communities by providing schools and districts with the information they need to continuously improve.
The full report from the Superintendent’s Advisory Task Force on Accountability and Continuous Improvement can be accessed here: Preparing All Students for College, Career, Life, and Leadership in the 21st Century.
|Affiliation||First Name||Last Name||Title|
|Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE); California Charter Schools Association (CCSA)||Gina||Plate||Chairperson (ACSE); Senior Special Education Advisor (CCSA)|
|Anaheim High School; Anaheim City School Board||Ryan||Ruelas||Teacher (Anaheim High School); Board Member (Anaheim City School Board)|
|Campbell Union; CAAASA||Eric||Andrew||Superintendent (Campbell Union); Member (CAAASA)|
|Children Now||Samantha||Tran||Senior Managing Director, Education Policy|
|Council for a Strong America||Brian||Lee||CA Fight Crime Invest in Kids State Director|
|CSEA||Martha||Penry||Area A Director|
|CSU Chancellor’s Office||Carolina||Cardenas||Director of Academic Outreach|
|First 5 CA||Camille||Maben||Executive Director|
|Fresno County Office of Education||Adam||Ebrahim||ELA/ELD/HSS Literacy Consultant|
|Green Dot Public Schools CA||Cristina||de Jesus||President and CEO|
|LA Chamber & UNITE LA||David||Rattray||Executive Vice President|
|Newhall School District||Suzan||Solomon||Board Member|
|Policy Analysis for California Education||David||Plank||Executive Director|
|San Juan USD||Shannan||Brown||Elementary Teacher|
|Sobrato Early Academic Literacy Initiative||Laurie||Olsen||Director|
|Stanford University||Linda||Darling-Hammond||Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education|
|The California Endowment||Judi||Larsen||Program Manager|
|UC Merced||Jorge||Aguilar||Associate Vice Chancellor|
|University of Southern California Rossier School of Education||Morgan||Polikoff||Assistant Professor of Education|