Search and compare data from the California School Dashboard, 2017

December 7, 2017

Notes to Database

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.

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 Language Arts Performance: Student performance in Grades 3-8 on the English Language Arts Smarter Balanced tests administered in the current year, combined with whether scores improved, declined or stayed the same compared to the previous year.

Math Performance: Student performance in Grades 3-8 on the math Smarter Balanced tests in the current year combined with whether scores improved, declined or stayed the same compared to the previous year.

High School Graduation Rate: Four-year cohort rates, combining current graduation rate along with whether rates have changed over the previous year.

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.

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