Notes to Database
Color Codes and Ratings: The dashboard includes five color-coded performance levels, 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.
A color rating for English Learner Progress Indicator is not available this year since the state switched to a new test to measure English learners’ progress in English proficiency. The color rating will return in 2020.
More information about how the performance levels were calculated is available at the California Department of Education’s website here.
Chronic Absenteeism: Proportion of students who miss 10 percent or more of the school year — 18 or more days (high school grades excluded).
College/Career Readiness Indicator: Proportion of students designated as prepared for post-graduation based on completing rigorous coursework, passing challenging exams or receiving a state seal. Measures of preparedness include Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams, A-G course completion, the State Seal of Biliteracy and Military Science/Leadership.
Suspension Rates: Based on a combination of current suspension rates and changes in those rates over time.
English Language Arts Performance: Student performance in Grades 3-8 and 11 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 and 11 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: Combined four-year and five-year graduation rates, including 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.