California has experienced sweeping changes in the way schools assess student progress and monitor improvement, changes that were ushered in with the 2013 passage of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).
This new accountability system no longer relies solely on academic testing results for accountability purposes, but includes multiple measures based on several factors contributing to a quality education. School district and school performance in the different LCFF priority areas are measured using a combination of state and local indicators. These indicators include high school graduation rates, college/career readiness, student test scores, English learner progress, suspension rates, and parent engagement.
This new accountability system reflects clear expectations that every school can and should improve, and emphasizes equity by focusing on student performance groups. Performance on these multiple measures will be reported through the California School Dashboard.
In Dublin Unified School District, this new accountability model supports the district commitment to transparency and continuous improvement. Our mission is to ensure every student graduates from Dublin USD schools ready for college, career, and life. Teachers, parents, students, and the community need a clear and useful measure of progress toward this goal. This new accountability system continues to provide us with information on how much progress we are making in key areas and in which areas we can improve.