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Accountability

Program information pertaining to school performance.

California Accountability Model & School Dashboard

California Accountability Model & School Dashboard
California's new accountability and continuous improvement system provides information about how local educational agencies and schools are meeting the needs of California's diverse student population based on a concise set of measures.

Dashboard Alternative School Status
Using alternative indicators to evaluate the success or progress of schools that serve high-risk students.

Other Accountability

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.

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.

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.

Former Accountability System

Academic Performance Index (API)
The outdated cornerstone of California's Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999; measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures for 1999-2013.

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)
The former 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.

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.

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.

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 (

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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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 1, 2017