The Accountability System English Learners Deserve


California’s accountability system is not working for English learners. Since the passage of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) six years ago, the state has created a new accountability system based on multiple measures to inform district and site continuous improvement. The stated goal of LCFF was to move toward a system focused on local control and equity. However, the system has not set ambitious goals for English learners, created indicators that obscure their needs, and has not allocated sufficient resources to ensure that their needs are met, and failed at designing an appropriate approach to English learner accountability.

Californians Together has worked with educators, advocates, and parents throughout the state to develop a framework for an effective and coherent accountability system that centralizes the needs and honors the potential of EL students.