The California School Dashboard is designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools. The website features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English learner progress and suspension rates.
The California School Dashboard helps identify areas of strength and areas where particular groups of students need extra help, and gives parents and community members the ability to see detailed information on how students perform on a range of measures.
The Dashboard is part of California’s school accountability system based on the Local Control Funding Formula. It is one of the steps in a series of major shifts in public education that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing, and placed the focus on equity for all students that includes social, emotional and academic growth.
In the past, accountability systems for districts and schools relied solely on test scores. But one test taken on one particular day doesn’t provide a complete picture of all the ways schools are helping students succeed. The Dashboard provides information on different aspects of student performance, which give a more complete picture of a school’s progress. The Dashboard also reports on growth to show a school’s trajectory over time.
The Dashboard is deliberately designed to be a work in progress: Metrics and reports will be added over time.
The exciting changes taking place in education will take time to fully implement. While schools are making progress in many key areas there is always more work to do. The Dashboard is part of an ongoing conversation with our community on both how we’re doing and how we can do better. Meeting goals will take a united effort.
Visit the California School Dashboard to learn about the progress of Redwood City Schol District.