The LCAP must address the following:
Conditions of Learning
Conditions of Learning include student access to required courses, implementation of the Common Core standards, and fundamental conditions such as adequate facilities, materials and fully trained teachers.
- Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities.
- Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards.
- Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.
Pupil Outcomes include metrics of student achievement (for example, the Academic Performance Index), readiness for college and career, reclassification of English learners, and percentage of English learners who became proficient in English.
- Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness.
- Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts.
Engagement includes parent involvement and pupil attendance, absenteeism, suspension, expulsion, and drop-out rates.
- Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students.
- Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.
- Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means.
In addition to these mandated categories, each district may identify and incorporate goals related to local priorities. Nonetheless, the LCAP is designed to promote standardized, measurable goals to improve conditions for learning, student outcomes, and community engagement, in part so the State can allocate education funding to support progress for all school districts.