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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.
Program Information
  • Overview of the State Accountability Report Card
    Federal law requires each state to produce an annual report card that summarizes data of students statewide and disaggregated by student groups. This link provides information about the requirements and content of the State Accountability Report Card.

  • Accountability Report Card Listserv
    The Accountability Report Card Listserv is used to communicate to the local educational agencies (LEAs) regarding the updates of the report cards and related program information. This link provides information about how to subscribe and unsubscribe to the Accountability Report Card Listserv.
State Accountability Report Card

The ESEA requires an annual report card that summarizes data of students statewide and disaggregated by student groups. Below are these state report cards provided in English and in Spanish. The Spanish translation of the 2015–16 State Accountability Report Card will be provided in August 2017.

Related Sites
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
    On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the bipartisan ESSA, which reauthorizes the federal ESEA of 1965, and requires states to have a new multiple measures accountability system in effect by 2017–18. This link provides information regarding the ESSA and the development of California's plan to implement the new federal education act.

  • No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
    The NCLB Act of 2001 strengthened the Title I accountability by requiring States to implement statewide accountability systems covering all public schools and students. The ESSA replaced the NCLB, and the last Adequate Yearly Progress reports under the NCLB were produced in 2015.

  • U.S. Department of Education External link opens in new window or tab.
    The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most federal assistance to education.

  • School Accountability Report Card
    The state law (Education Code) and federal law (Public Law 107-110) require California public and nonpublic, nonsectarian schools to annually prepare school report cards which provide information to the community to allow public comparison of schools for student achievement, environment, resources, and demographics.

  • Local Educational Agency Accountability Report Card
    The federal ESEA requires annual districtwide report cards that summarize data of LEAs statewide and disaggregated by student groups.
Questions: SARC TEAM | sarc@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0406 
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 21, 2017