Assessment and Accountability

These links provide information about the high-stakes testing required by the State of California, as well as data on school and district Adequate Yearly Progress and Academic Performance Indicators.



The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) consists of the following assessments: Smarter Balanced English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, California Alternative Assessments for English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science (CAA), California Science Test (CAST), and Standards-based Tests in Spanish.


The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)


Physical Fitness Test


Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

 What is the LCAP?

 California’s new education funding model, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), is a major reform in the way public school districts receive money from the state. Previously school districts received a significant portion of money without restrictions, but much of the funding was restricted to specific programs, called categorical programs. Some examples of these categorical programs included textbook funds and the Regional Occupation Program for high school students. There were dozens of state categorical programs that were eliminated when the LCFF went into effect in July 2013.


Under LCFF, the responsibility for allocating funds to meet students’ needs is given to the local governing boards. To demonstrate how funds will be used to address eight priorities established by the state, school districts must develop and approve a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) no later than July 1 of each year. This three-year plan is to be updated annually. Once approved by the Board of Education, the LCAP will be the basis for expenditures in the District.


The eight priorities that El Segundo Unified School District will include in the LCAP include the following:

  • Student Achievement
  • Student Engagement
  • Other Student Outcomes
  • School Climate
  • Parental Involvement
  • Basic Services
  • Implementation of the Common Core Standards
  • Course Access

The District has been consulting with stakeholder groups, including ESUSD’s Board of Education, School Site Councils, parent advisory groups, students, administrators and each of the school district’s employee associations. After considering input from stakeholder groups, ESUSD district administration will develop the LCAP. A draft of the plans will be brought to the Board of Education for a public hearing in June of each year. At that time, there will be an opportunity to respond to questions and comments about the plan. Revisions may be made as a result of the public hearing feedback.


This section of the district website is designed to keep parents, staff, and the community members informed about the LCFF and LCAP.