California Accountability Model & School Dashboard
California’s new accountability and continuous improvement system provides information about how local educational agencies and schools are meeting the needs of California’s diverse student population based on a concise set of measures. The Dashboard contains reports that display the performance of local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and student groups on a set of state and local measures to assist in identifying strengths, challenges, and areas in need of improvement.
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, and parent engagement.
The following resources provide links to the dashboard overview and Great Valley Academy reports by campus as provided by the California Department of Education.
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
The Local Control and Accountability Plan is a tool for local educational agencies to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes. The following resources include both the previous and current school year LCAP reports for each Great Valley Academy campus.
State Accountability Report Card (SARC)
Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a State Accountability Report Card (SARC). A similar requirement is also contained in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.
Education Protection Account (EPA)
The Education Protection Account (EPA) provides local educational agencies (LEAs) with general purpose state aid funding pursuant to Section 36 of Article XIII of the California Constitution. The EPA funding is a component of an LEA's total Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) entitlement as calculated in the Principal Apportionment.
Each school year, the Great Valley Academy School Board approves the spending allocations of the Education Protection Account funding. The following resource includes the spending allocations for each Great Valley Academy campus.