• LCAP & Evaluation Rubrics

    The California State Board of Education (SBE) is set to act on the following two items for the November 2-3, 2016 Meeting:

    (SBE Agenda Item #3) Developing an Integrated Local, State, and Federal Accountability and Continuous Improvement System

    At its September board meeting, the SBE took action to adopt the framework for the Evaluation Rubrics.  The Web--based rubrics system will play a central role in the state's emerging accountability system.  While the SBE adoption included the performance standards for all local performance indicators (Basic Services - Priority 1, School Climate - Priority 6, Coordination of Services for Expelled Students - Priority 9, COEs, and Coordination of Services for Foster Youth - Priority 10, COEs), as well as all state indicators, the SBE did not adopt performance standards for the Academic Indicator. 

    Staff is recommending the SBE take the following action:

    1. Adopt the performance standards for the Academic Indicator, based on student test scores on English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics for grades 3–8, that includes results from the second year of Smarter Balanced tests, as specified in Attachment 1.
    2. Approve proposed self-assessment tools for local educational agencies (LEAs) to determine progress on the local performance indicators for Basics (Priority 1), School Climate (Priority 6), Coordination of Services for Expelled Students (Priority 9), and Coordination of Services for Foster Youth (Priority 10). 
    3. Revise the approved standards for local performance indicators to clarify that LEAs must report the results of the local measurement of progress to their local governing boards at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the local governing board.
    4. Add language to the criteria to determine LEA eligibility for technical assistance and intervention under the LCFF statutes, approved at the September 2016 SBE meeting, to clarify the applicability of the criteria to charter schools.


    (SBE Agenda Item #4) The Local Control and Accountability Plan Template, California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 15497.5

    Adoption of the proposed Revised Local Control and Accountability Plan Template, pursuant to Education Code Section 52064(e).

    We have tentatively scheduled November 29th as the first of a series of trainings on the new LCAP Template.  These trainings will also cover how the new Template will integrate with the Evaluation Rubrics and the new ESSA regulations.  Stay tuned for more information on the MCOE trainings.

    Click here for more information and to access the SBE agenda item related to the new template.

    Local Control & Continuous Improvement Workshops

    The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) will be hosting a series of workshops primarily focused on continuous improvement and how to help attendees interpret, understand, and use the new LCFF Evaluation Rubrics as a tool to support such improvement for all students. Click here to view the CDE's complete memo around Proposed Percentile Cut Scores for State Indicators.

    The workshops below will also touch on changes to the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).  The workshops are open to ALL audiences - parents/guardians, students, community members, and other local stakeholders as well as superintendents, board members, principals, teachers, and classified staff.  The workshops are designed for teams coming from the same county office of education, school district, charter school, or other education-focused organization. However, individuals not part of a team are more than welcome and encouraged to attend as well.   The workshops are free.

    Because the LCFF Evaluation Rubrics will include a dashboard designed for use by the public, and which replaces the State's API ranking system, we encourage districts to participate in these trainings.