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Accountability

Program information pertaining to school performance.
Academic Performance Index (API)
The cornerstone of California's Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999; measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures.
Accountability Progress Reporting (APR)
California's integrated accountability system that reports both the state Academic Performance Index (API), and the federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Program Improvement (PI).
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
A statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress.
Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM)
The California Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 established ASAM which provides school-level accountability for alternative schools serving highly mobile and at-risk students.
California Accountability & Improvement System (CAIS)
CAIS is a web-based support system used to review school plans and monitor compliance documentation for schools (public and non-public), districts, and county offices that receive funding for certain programs.
Local Educational Agency Accountability Report Card
An Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) required annual districtwide summary report of student assessment results, high school graduation rates, teacher qualifications, and other indicators.
Parent Empowerment
Parent Empowerment provisions provide parents of pupils who are, or will be, enrolled in a low-achieving school that meets certain eligibility requirements the option to petition the Local Educational Agency (LEA) to implement reform in the school.
Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools
Federal and state law and guidance require California to identify schools for the purposes of the School Improvement Grant and State Fiscal Stabilization Fund programs.
Public Schools Accountability Act (PSAA)
Authorizes the creation of an educational accountability system for California public schools. Its primary goal is to help schools improve and to measure the academic achievement of all students.
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
California public & nonpublic, nonsectarian schools annually provide information to the community to allow public comparison of schools for student achievement, environment, resources & demographics.
School Quality Snapshot
The School Quality Snapshot displays a broad series of data that can be used to help inform parents and policy leaders about the success of each school.
State Accountability Report Card
An Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) required annual statewide summary report of student assessment results, high school graduation rates, teacher qualifications, and other indicators.
Title I, Part A-Accountability
Information about all local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools, including Title I-funded schools and LEAs, making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as defined by No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
Title III Accountability
A statewide accountability system, as required by Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Act, which reports on English proficiency achievement objectives for English learners.

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