Mountain View Whisman School District
Agenda Item for Board Meeting of 12/12/2019
Agenda Category: REVIEW AND DISCUSSION
Agenda Item Title: MVWSD Results for the California Dashboard (30 minutes)
Cathy Baur, Chief Academic Officer
Staff will present a report on the results of the 2019 California School Dashboard.
The Dashboard presentation will be available at the meeting on December 12 as public release of the Dashboard is scheduled for December 12.
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 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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