School Accountability

The Ventura County Office of Education provides assistance to local school districts in meeting the requirements of California’s accountability and continuous improvement system. The system provides information about how local districts, schools and the County Office of Education are meeting the needs of our diverse student population.


Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

In 2013, the state of California adopted a new formula for funding public education called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The LCFF returns control to the local level by letting districts spend the money where it’s needed most. When fully implemented, the LCFF will allocate funds based on specific student needs and will allow maximum flexibility at a local level. 


Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

As part of the LCFF, school districts and county offices of education must develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year plan called The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is to be written and developed with feedback and input from community stakeholder groups. Staff, parents and students  are asked to provide input on ten different components of the LCAP. 

School District LCAPs   VCOE LCAP


California School Dashboard

Another key part of the system is the California School Dashboard. Launched in 2017, the Dashboard goes beyond test scores to look at multiple indicators of school performance. These include graduation rates, college and career readiness, English learner progress and more.

About the Dashboard   Visit the Dashboard