The California School Dashboard is a valuable tool for improving education. The Dashboard goes beyond a single test score, instead highlighting the wide variety of factors that make up a successful school. It shines a light on what’s working well and where improvement is needed.
The Dashboard is an online tool that provides parents and educators with meaningful information on school and district progress so they can participate in decisions to improve student learning. The Dashboard features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including student learning, graduation rates, English Learner progress, and more for every public school and school district in the state.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR
During the pandemic, many parents gained a new understanding of the challenges and successes their children experienced in school. But a two-year hiatus in state assessments and data reporting generally made it much harder to evaluate how well our local schools and school districts are doing. That has now changed with the recent relaunch of the state’s interactive and user-friendly school data reporting system.
For the past two school years, California accountability requirements were waived or adjusted due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and the education community as a whole. Therefore, those familiar with the Dashboard will see some differences in the 2022 reports.
Unlike in prior years, the 2022 Dashboard will not display the difference from the prior year (also known as Change) or performance level colors (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue). Results will fall into one of five Status levels, ranging from “Very High” to “Very Low.” With these changes in mind, the 2022 Dashboard assessment data serves as a new starting point in delivering high-quality public education to our students. Learn more about the 2022 Dashboard measures of success.
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DASHBOARD
You’ll find information about your school and school district on the state’s Dashboard website at www.caschooldashboard.org. The Dashboard reports on multiple aspects of a quality school environment in three broad categories: Academic Performance, Academic Engagement and Climate & Conditions.
Six state indicators — reported for both schools and districts — include state data on readiness for college and careers, graduation rates, progress of English learners, suspension rates, scores on state standardized tests and chronic absenteeism. These indicators include:
- Measures of how the results on these indicators vary by groups of students
- Where available, measures both of the current status and of change over time.
Five local indicators — reported for districts only — are based on their own measures. Districts report on how they are gauging the availability of basic services, school climate, progress towards meeting subject matter content standards, student access to a full curriculum and parent and family engagement.
When updated for 2023, the Dashboard indicators may change.