This month, the California Department of Education will run a field test for an early version of its California Schools Dashboard, a tool that reports district, school and student subgroup performance on six state and four local measures.
The state measures are chronic absenteeism, suspension and graduation rates, English learner progress, college and career readiness and academics, which summarizes state standardized test scores. Local measures, used to track districtwide performance only, are school climate, parent engagement, implementation of academic standards, and adequacy of school facilities.
Just four measures are used in the field test, which allow educators and the community to review the dashboard’s effectiveness.
The state plans to officially release a full version of the dashboard in fall 2017 that incorporates improvements generated by the field test. This final version will provide a comprehensive view of school and district performance.
The dashboard represents a potential step forward from the state’s previous measure, the Academic Performance Index (API), which relied primarily on standardized test scores. The API was retired in 2013. Please understand that some of the data contained within this new dashboard will have data from as far back as 2014-15 and not contain all data that is current to this year or the 2015-16 year.
Nevertheless, to be effective, the new dashboard must clearly communicate school performance status to all members of the community. Any feedback from you, our district families, will assist the District and the state in ensuring we are making academic progress for all of our students.
Please take the time to review the material on the state Department of Education website (www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/cm/index.asp)
We will also provide additional information over the coming months regarding the dashboard.
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