California has a new accountability system reported through the California School Dashboard (referred to as the "Dashboard" from this point forward). This new accountability system reports on multiple measures. The Dashboard replaces the former Academic Performance Index (API), which was based on testing results only, and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Purpose of the New Accountability System
Table 1: The State and Local Indicators for Each Local Control Funding Formula Priority Area
Basic Services and Conditions at schools (Priority 1) N/A Access to textbook, adequate facilities, and appropriately assigned teachers Implementation of State Academic Standards (Priority 2) N/A Annual report on progress in implementing the standards for all content areas N/A Annual report on progress toward: (1) seeking input from parents/guardians in decision making; and (2) promoting parental participation in programs Student Achievement (Priority 4) Academic Indicator N/A Student Achievement (Priority 4) English Learner Progress Indicator N/A Student Engagement (Priority 5) Graduation Rate Indicator N/A Student Engagement (Priority 5) Chronic Absenteeism Indicator (not available until Fall 2018) N/A School Climate (Priority 6) Suspension Rate Indicator Administer a Local Climate Survey every other year Access to a Broad Course of Study (Priority 7) N/A College/Career Indicator (Status Only) for the initial release Outcomes in a Broad Course of Study (Priority 8) N/A College/Career Indicator (Status Only) for the initial releasehttp://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/cm/