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California School Dashboard

Dashboard Overview

The California Dashboard

The California School Dashboard (Dashboard) reports how districts and schools are performing on multiple state and local measures that make up California’s accountability system. The results are used to identify strengths and weaknesses and help ensure that the needs of all students are met. 

The indicators now available on the dashboard are:

  • Academic:  ELA/Math

  • Chronic Absenteeism

  • Suspension Rate

  • English Learner Progress

  • Graduate Rate

  • Local Indicators

Changes for 2022
Prior to the pandemic, LEAs, schools, and student groups received performance colors on the Dashboard (blue, green, yellow, orange, red), where blue indicated the highest performance and red indicated the lowest performance.

Performance colors were determined based on a combination of Status (current year performance) and Change (current year performance compared with prior year performance).

Since 2022 is a re-start for school and LEA accountability, only current year performance (Status) will be reported on the 2022 Dashboard.  No performance colors will be assigned in 2022.

In 2023, performance colors will return for all state indicators except for the College & Career Indicator (CCI) due to the lack of data in 2022 for this indicator. Performance colors for the CCI will return in 2024.

Instead of performance colors, new “cell phone bar” graphics will represent the five Status levels for 2022: Very Low, Low, Medium, High, and Very High.

For all state indicators, more shaded bars indicate stronger performance and fewer bars indicate that attention is needed.  A note about the Chronic Absenteeism and Suspension Rate indicators:

Unlike other indicators where higher rates are desired (e.g., Graduation Rate), lower rates are desirable for Chronic Absenteeism and Suspension Rate. To reflect this difference for these indicators, the labels for the “cell phone bar” graphics are reversed to indicate the goal of low rates.