The California Department of Education launched a field test of the California School Dashboard, an online tool designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools.
The Dashboard is an easy‐to use online tool to access a wealth of information and gives parents, teachers, and community members a fuller picture of a school’s progress.
Instead of relying exclusively on test scores, as the previous accountability system did, this new
Dashboard not only uses test scores, but also gives a snapshot of local and state indicators. These indicators include high school graduation rates, career and college readiness, English learner progress, and suspension rates.
The Dashboard supports California's groundbreaking Local Control Funding Formula, which gives districts and schools more flexibility in using state resources. Using this system, districts and schools have access to the information they need to make the best local decisions about the education of children. It will also help identify schools that are excelling and can share their methods and practices with other schools.
This field test of the California School Dashboard is intended as an early model ("beta") of the accountability system that will be fully implemented in the fall of 2017. Metrics will be added over time as data is collected.
The Dashboard can be accessed at www.CASchoolDashboard.org.
WJUSD will continue to add helpful information to this webpage as it is available.