State Accountability and Testing

  • LCAP Overview - June 2019 
    After careful consideration of the activities and goals noted in the District’s Pathways 2020 plan, LCAP goals and actions have been redesigned to support the eight state priorities and the seven areas identified in Pathways 2020.

    Local Control and Accountability (LCAP) and Annual Update - June 2019  The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Annual Update Template shall be used to provide details regarding local educational agencies’ (LEAs) actions and expenditures to support pupil outcomes and overall performance pursuant to Education Code sections 52060, 52066, 47605, 47605.5, and 47606.5.

    California School Dashboard

    The California Department of Education (CDE) has launched the 2018 California School Dashboard, a website designed to help communities across the state access important data about K–12 districts and schools.

    The site features are a wealth of information on test scores, graduation rates, school attendance, college/career readiness, and suspensions. The Dashboard is part of California’s new school accountability and support framework that is empowering local communities to address the needs of their local schools.

    To learn more about California's continuous improvement efforts, visit the California Department of Education's School Dashboard.

     

     

CA Assessment of Student Performance & Progress (CAASPP)

  • Pupils in applicable grade levels participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) except as exempted by law. Each year, a parent may submit a written request to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of the CAASPP assessments for that school year. If the parent submits the exemption request after testing begins, any tests(s) completed before the request is submitted will be scored; the results will be included in the pupil’s records and reported to the parent.  School district employees will not solicit or encourage any exemption request on behalf of a pupil or group of pupils.
     
    On April 25, 2019, the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and Educational Testing Service, launched two new websites to help empower parents/guardians and families to become partners in their children’s academic success:

    Starting Smarter for the CAASPP (English) Test Score Guide for parents
    Starting Smarter for the CAASPP (Spanish) Test Score Guide for parents

    Starting Smarter for the ELPAC (English) Test Score Guide for parents
    Starting Smarter for the ELPAC (Spanish) Test Score Guide for parents

    These family-focused websites provide resources to facilitate parents’/guardians’ understanding of the scores presented on their child’s Student Score Reports. Using these websites, families can become involved in their child’s educational progress and:

    • Learn more about the performance areas in each subject and grade.
    • See sample test questions.
    • Prepare for parent-teacher conferences with a useful downloadable guide.
    • Access high-quality resources to support learning at home.

    CAST (California Science Test) Informational Video
    CAST (California Science Test) Key Messages
    CAST (California Science Test) Assessment Fact Sheet