Accountability & Testing
California uses a variety of testing and reporting programs to gauge the performance of individual students and/or assess the progress of school improvement. Student tests are aligned with the state standards and accountability reports conform to federal reporting requirements.
- California School Dashboard
This new state accountability website provides transparency and school performance information that goes far beyond what was previously available. The dashboard gives a snapshot of high school graduation rates, career and college readiness, English learner progress, and suspension rates, while still looking at test scores. It also provides detailed reports for those wishing to know more. Access the Dashboard | Learn More.
- School and District Reports
This is the gateway to the California Department of Education’s data reports. Information is available for individual schools and districts.
Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) | Approved District LCAPs
Beginning in 2014-15, school districts must develop LCAPs that articulate and share the performance data, needs, actions, and anticipated outcomes that guide the use of state funding.
School Accountability Report Card (SARC) | Find a SARC
Every school is required to prepare an annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The purpose of the SARC is to inform the community about the conditions and progress being made at each local school.
Smarter Balanced Assessment | Information | Reports
The Smarter Balanced assessments focus on California Common Core Standards. In Spring 2014, the assessments were field-tested throughout California. Beginning in Spring 2015, the assessments are administered annually.