California School Dashboard

California has a new accountability system reported through the California School Dashboard or more commonly referred to as "The Dashboard". This new accountability system reports on multiple measures. The Dashboard replaces the former Academic Performance Index (API), which was based on testing results only, and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

The purpose of California's new accountability system is to report on district and school performance based on the state priorities. The state priorities define a quality education more broadly than a single test score. The new system reflects a clear expectation that all districts and schools can and should improve. Also, the new system focuses on closing the performance differences among student groups (e.g., race/ethnicity, socioeconomically disadvantaged, English learners (ELs) performance.

The state indicators reported in the Dashboard are:

Suspension Rate
English Learner Progress
Graduation Rate
Academic: English Language Arts/Literacy or ELA
Academic: Mathematics
College/Career (Only Status is reported for the 2017 initial release)
Chronic Absenteeism (not available until Fall 2018)

Access the new California School Dashboard here. 

Additional Resources:
Video: Brief Overview of the California School Dashboard
California Department of Education on the California School Dashboard

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