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CA School Dashboard
School Dashboard FAQ’s
School Dashboard FAQ’s
- What is the CA School Dashboard?
The Dashboard is an online tool that shows how local educational agencies and schools are performing on the state and local indicators included in California’s school accountability system. The Dashboard is a key part of major shifts in California K-12 schools, changes that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students. The Dashboard provides information that schools can use to improve.
- What information does the Dashboard include?
The Dashboard is made up of easy-to-use reports that show local educational agency or school performance on six state indicators and four local indicators (six for county offices of education). Users can search to see the reports for any local educational agency or school.
- How does the new Dashboard differ from the older school accountability systems?
California’s new school accountability system provides a more complete picture of how schools are meeting the needs of all students. There are three important advantages to California’s new approach:
More than a single number: The multiple measures of student success define a quality education more broadly than a single test score.
Equity: There is an increased focus on identifying and addressing disparities among student groups
Supporting Local Decision Making: State accountability tools provide information to support local planning process around improving student performance.
- How is the Dashboard intended to be used?
Parents/guardians, educators, other stakeholders, and the public can use the Dashboard to see how local educational agencies and schools are performing under California’s new school accountability system. The Dashboard provides a quick overview, with additional detail available, about overall performance and student group performance on multiple measures of student success. This will assist in identifying strengths, weaknesses, and areas in need of improvement for local educational agencies and schools.
The New California Accountability Dashboard Overview