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LCFF Resources: Priority 4 Student Achievement

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Priority 4 addresses test performance, getting college and career ready, English learners and reclassification, advanced placement exams and preparing for college by the Early Assessment Program.

Statement of Model Practices

LCFF Priority 4 Statement of Model Practices
The Statements of Model Practices are intended to support LEAs and their stakeholders in the LCAP development process. The Statements can help LEAs identify strategies and practices to meet their specific needs and potential areas of growth and may serve as good starting points for LEAs to begin dialogues with their stakeholders in each priority area.


Top resources aligned to LCFF Priority 4 are provided below. Select a priority link to display resources for that subject or select the Expand All link to display all the resources. The resources are organized in relation to key areas that are critical to the LCFF priority as outlined by statue.

Statewide Assessments

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Resource Description
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System Provides information and resources on California's statewide student assessment system, including the Smarter Balanced Assessments, the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs), and the California Science Test.
Smarter Balanced Digital Library Provides subject and grade-specific resources intended to help educators apply the formative assessment process during daily instruction.
Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments Offers resources designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year to provide meaningful information for gauging student progress throughout the year toward mastery of the skills.
CAASPP Student Accessibility Resources Provides a full range of assessment resources for all students, including those who are English learners and students with disabilities.
California Alternate Assessments Provides information for the CAAs for English language arts/literacy (ELA), mathematics, and science.
California English Language Development Test (CELDT) Provides information on the CELDT, including administration and support resources for 2017-18 only.
Desired Results Access Project (DRAP), a Coordinated System of Assessment Tools and Support for Early Learning and Development External link opens in new window or tab. Includes several resources and materials that support California’s Early Learning and Development System.
Deeper Dive
Resource Description
Understanding Student Scores on the Smarter Balanced Assessments for California External link opens in new window or tab. Users can view sample test items for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics by grade and achievement level (i.e., the kinds of questions that students, at different levels of achievement, would likely answer correctly), and track a student's scores.
Test Results for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) External link opens in new window or tab. Provides the CAASPP Results for students in ELA/Math, Science (CST, CMA, and CAPA) and Standards-based tests in Spanish (STS) for reading language arts, and California Alternate Assessment (CAA) Summary Results.
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) The California Department of Education (CDE) is transitioning from the CELDT to the ELPAC as the state English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessment by 2018. This page provides links to resources for both parents and educators.
Desired Results Access Project External link opens in new window or tab. Provides resources to measure the progress of children with Individualized Family Service Plans and Individualized Education Programs.
High School Equivalency Exams Provides information on the approved use of three high school equivalency tests (GED®, HiSET®, and TASC™) for students 18 years old and older for the purpose of receiving a California High School Equivalency Certificate.
Migrant Education Resources Provides resources to help students from migrant and seasonal farmworker backgrounds succeed in college.
CompSAT–Competencies Self-Assessment Tool External link opens in new window or tab. Offers interactive and self-reflective activities that give guidance to early childhood professionals.
Weekly California Assessment of Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Updates The California Department of Education (CDE) CAASPP System Update is a regular e-mail for K–12 educators, including testing coordinators that reports on current and upcoming CAASPP activities. The Smarter Balanced assessments are a major component of the CAASPP System and are the primary focus of CAASPP Updates.


Completing courses that satisfy University of California or California State University entrance requirements/study that aligns with State Board approved career technical educational standards and framework

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Resource Description
High School Graduation Frequently Asked Questions Offers guidance on high school graduation requirements.
University of California Curriculum Integration External link opens in new window or tab. Resources that focus on assisting high schools with the development and implementation of integrated courses that unite academic study with Career Technical Education (CTE).
Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards Resources and information regarding the CTE Model Curriculum Standards are provided on this link.
English learners who make progress toward English proficiency

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Resource Description
California English Language Development Test (CELDT) Provides information on the CELDT including administration.
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Provides information on the ELPAC which will be the successor to the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) after 2018 including resources for both parents and educators.
English Learner Technical Assistance and Monitoring Offers technical assistance to guide local educational agencies with providing services to English learner, immigrant, and migrant students.
The English learner reclassification rate

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CDE English Learner Reclassification Provides information on how a district determines whether or not an English learner (EL) student has sufficient English proficiency to be reclassified as a fluent English speaker.
Supporting English Learners with Disabilities External link opens in new window or tab. Offers resources on how to avoid misclassification of ELs with disabilities, a comprehensive evaluation process for ELs with disabilities, and a model individualized education program.
Quick Reference Guide: How to Complete the Initial ELPAC Process and Correction of Classification Process (PDF) How to Complete the Initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California Process.
Students who have passed an advanced placement examination

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Resource Description
What is the AP? Provides resources on the advance placement (AP) test program developed by the College Board.
Subsequent assessment of college preparedness

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Resource Description
College/Career Indicator The College/Career Indicator provides local educational agencies and the public with information on how students are prepared for college and/or career.


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