Mountain View Whisman School District
Agenda Item for Board Meeting of 1/10/2019
Agenda Category: REVIEW AND DISCUSSION
Agenda Item Title: MVWSD Results for the California Dashboard (45 minutes)
Cathy Baur, Chief Academic Officer
Staff will present an overview of the new California Dashboard, which is California’s accountability system.
Based on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which was passed in 2013, California has a new accountability system that is based on multiple measures. These measures are used to determine local educational agency (LEA) and school progress toward meeting the needs of their students. The measures are based on factors that contribute to a quality education, including high school graduation rates, college/career readiness, student test scores, English learner (EL) progress, suspension rates, chronic absenteeism, and parent engagement.
Performance on these multiple measures will be reported through the new California School Dashboard (Dashboard). The new accountability system reflects a clear expectation that all LEAs and schools can and should improve and emphasizes equity by focusing on student group performance. This new multiple measures system replaces the former Academic Performance Index (API), which was based solely on testing results, and the federal requirement to calculate Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
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