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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.
Program Information
  • Overview of the Local Educational Agency Accountability Report Card
    Federal law requires annual districtwide report cards that summarize data of local educational agencies (LEAs) statewide and disaggregated by student groups. This link provides information about the requirements and content of the Local Educational Agency Accountability Report Card (LARC).

  • Accountability Report Card Listserv
    The Accountability Report Card Listserv is used to communicate to the 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.

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. While the LARC is the responsibility of each LEA, the California Department of Education (CDE) prepares and posts the LARCs on behalf of all LEAs.

However, in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the per-pupil expenditure (PPE) data has become a reporting requirement in the LARC. The LEAs are required to report ESSA PPE data to the CDE. Further information regarding ESSA PPE is available on the Frequently Asked Questions ESSA PPE Reporting web page.

Below is a link to an electronic system to search for the current and prior year LARCs by district name. Below is the Spanish translation of the blank 2018–2019 and 2017–2018 LARC templates.

Related Sites
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
    On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the bipartisan ESSA, which reauthorized the federal ESEA of 1965, and required 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.

  • 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 (ESEA) 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.

  • State Accountability Report Card
    The ESEA 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.
Questions: SARC Team | sarc@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0406 
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 12, 2021
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