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Glossary for 2016 Accountability Transition Report

Glossary of Terms used in the 2016 Accountability Transition Report.


With the passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are no longer required to produce Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) but are required to develop a new accountability system by 2017–18.

On September 8, 2016, the California State Board of Education (SBE) approved a new accountability system which will be made available online in 2017. In the meantime, the California Department of Education will release the 2016 Accountability Transition Report.

This Web page will be updated to provide reports and information as California transitions to the new accountability system, the Local Control Funding Formula [LCFF] Evaluation Rubrics, which will report school district and school performance on multiple measures.

The data displayed in the 2016 Accountability Transition Report are for display purposes only. The 2016–17 school year will be the last year that local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools will receive a Program Improvement (PI) determination. Only LEAs and schools that received Title I, Part A funds for the 2015–16 school year will have a PI status reported for the 2016–17 school year.

2016 Accountability Transition Report
  • 2016 Accountability Transition Reports are provided for all schools and LEAs and includes participation rate, four-year cohort graduation rate, and three-year graduation rate average.

  • 2016–17 PI Status for all Title I funded schools and LEAs.

Note: An LEA is a school district or county office of education.

Organization of the Glossary

The glossary is divided into sections that correspond to each report in the 2016 Accountability Transition Report. The terms in each section are listed in the order in which they appear on the report.


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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, December 7, 2016