On ​Dec. 7, 2017​, the California Department of Education published the California School Dashboard for schools and districts. The dashboard shows progress, or lack of it, on multiple measures. This database shows indicators of progress on five measures, in color codes selected by the state. (See below for details.) Other indicators will be will be added later as the state develops them, or collects the data needed to populate this database. To find indicators from a school or district, enter a search term in the box to search by school, city, district or county. If a school or district does not appear, it means that no data is available. Blank spaces can mean several things. For an explanation, see the notes below the chart. 

School Name, City and County Suspension Rates English Learner Progress English Test Scores Math Test Scores High School Graduation Rate
School Name, City and County Suspension Rates English Learner Progress English Test Scores Math Test Scores High School Graduation Rate

Notes to Database

Explanation for blank cells:  

N/A* – Not available:  Data not published because there are fewer than 30 students in the subgroup.
N/A** – Not available.
High school (11th-grade) scores not included in dashboard ratings, but are available under the College and Career Indicator link on the state’s dashboard site.  That indicator still being developed by the state.
N/A ✝ – Not applicable.
Graduation rates published only for high schools.

Color Codes and Ratings:  The dashboard includes five performance levels that are color-coded, based on a combination of current performance level and change over the previous year. The color spectrum ranges from red to orange to yellow to green to blue, with red signifying the lowest performance level and blue the highest. Consistent with the state’s own database and charts, EdSource has assigned numbers to the color codes to make it easier for readers to identify each performance level on a scale of 1 to 5. In  the EdSource database, red = 1, orange = 2, yellow = 3, green = 4 and blue = 5.

The state has not developed an overall ranking or score combining these indicators for a school or district. More information about how the performance levels were calculated is available at the California Department of Education’s website here.

Column Headings:

Suspension Rates: Based on a combination of current suspension rates and changes in those rates over time.

English Learner Progress:  Based on the percentage of English learner students making progress toward language proficiency on the California English Language Development Test and the number of English learners who were reclassified to fluent English proficient in the previous year.

English Test Scores: Based on students’ performance in grades 3-8 on the English Language Arts Smarter Balanced tests administered each spring, combined with whether scores improved, declined or stayed the same compared to the previous year.

Math Test Scores: Based on student performance in grades 3-8 on the math Smarter Balanced tests combined with whether scores improved, declined or stayed the same compared to the previous year.

High School Graduation Rate: Based on four-year cohort rates, combining current graduation rate along with whether rates have changed over time.

For more information about how the performance levels were calculated, go to the California Department of Education’s website here.

For the full dashboard for each school or district, go here.

To provide feedback to the California Department of Education on this field version of the dashboard, go here.