Educational accountability in California is changing, as the purpose moves beyond using test scores to identify and punish ineffective schools and districts, toward providing appropriate supports to increase effectiveness and build capacity.
California's new accountability and continuous improvement system will build on the foundations of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Local, state, and federal accountability and planning will be integrated, using the multiple measures and metrics in the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), to produce a more unified system.
California School Dashboard
California's Accountability Rubrics
The Approved State Indicators are:
- Academic Indicator - ELA and Math Assessment - SBAC scores in ELA and Math for grades 3-8 (and CAST science scores when available) [LCFF Priority 4]
- English Learner Progress Indicator - includes the percent of ELs progressing in English Proficiency plus the percent reclassified. [Priority 4]
- High School Graduation Rate - for high schools only [Priority 5]
- College/Career Indicator - on hold till 2017-18 - combines Grade 11 SBAC test scores on English Language Arts and Math and other measures of college and career readiness [Priorities 7 and 8]
- Suspension Rates - by LEA and school grade levels [Priority 6]
- Chronic absenteeism when available
The approved Local Indicators are:
Basic Services - Appropriately Assigned Teachers, Access to Curriculum-Aligned Instructional Materials, and Safe, Clean, and Functional School Facilities (Priority 1)
Implementation of State Academic Standards (Priority 2)
Parent Engagement (Priority 3)
Local Climate Surveys (Priority 6)
Performance Standard and Self-Reflection Tool
Statement of Model Practice
Links to External Resources
Criteria for Determining LEA Eligibility for Technical Assistance and Intervention under the LCFF statutes.