California’s new accountability system is based on multiple measures. These measures are used to determine district and school progress toward meeting the needs of their students. The measures are based on factors that contribute to a quality education, including high school graduation rates, college/career readiness, student test scores, English learner (EL) progress, suspension rates, and parent engagement. Performance on these multiple measures will be reported through the California Dashboard. District and school performance in the ten Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) priority areas are measured using a combination of state and local indicators.
The criteria established for state indicators include: (1) being valid and reliable measures, (2) having comparable, state-level data, and (3) the ability to disaggregate data by student groups. These criteria ensure a common and comparable way of measuring performance on the indicators across the state.
The state indicators apply to districts, schools, student groups (e.g., race/ethnicity, socioeconomically disadvantaged, English Learners [ELs], and students with disabilities [SWD]), and progress on the indicators is reported through the state Dashboard.
There are several LCFF priority areas that do not meet the criteria established for the state indicators. These remaining priority areas are considered local indicators and will require districts to determine whether they have Met, Not Met, or Not Met for Two or More Years for each applicable local indicator. The local indicators only apply at the district level. Districts will use the local indicators to evaluate and report their progress on priority areas. The local indicators will only appear on the district page of the California Dashboard.
The following table lists the LCFF Priority Areas and the corresponding Local Indicators:
Local Control Funding Formula Priority Area State Indicators Local Indicators Basic Services and Conditions at schools (Priority 1) NA Access to textbook, adequate facilities, and appropriately assigned teachers Implementation of State Academic Standards (Priority 2) NA Annual report on progress in implementing the standards for all content areas Parent Engagement (Priority 3) NA Annual report on progress toward: (1) seeking input from parentsguardians in decision making; and (2) promoting parental participation in programs School Climate (Priority 6) Suspension Rate Indicator Administer a Local Climate Survey every other year