Schools & Districts
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.
In 2015, California began utilizing the Smarter Balanced assessment system, which focuses on the California State Standards. In the spring of 2017, California rolled out a preview version of it's new online accountability system, the California School Dashboard. This system is expected to be fully operational in the fall of 2017.
- 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.
- Smarter Balanced Scores
This page provides annual Sonoma County results for the Smarter Balanced Assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics, showing the percent of students who were proficient, or met or exceeded the standards. These tests are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The tests were first administered in the spring of 2015, with the first results released in the fall of the same year.
- School and District Reports
This is the gateway to the California Department of Educationís 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.