What is the California School Dashboard?
The California School Dashboard (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. The Dashboard is made up of easy-to-use reports that show local educational agency or school performance on six state indicators and five local indicators (seven for county offices of education). Users can search to see the reports for any local educational agency or school.
Why was the Dashboard created?
The Dashboard was created to give parents and the public a better idea of what is happening in our schools and districts and to identify districts and schools that need extra help. The Dashboard is a component of the Local Control Funding Formula law passed in 2013 that significantly changed how California provides funding to public schools and holds local educational agencies accountable for student performance. The Local Control Funding Formula law required that the State Board of Education adopt a new accountability tool that reflects performance in different priority areas identified in the law. The Dashboard reports performance on the state and local indicators that the State Board of Education included in this new accountability tool.
- Frequently Asked Questions about the California Dashboard
- You can check out our dashboard and access information on the CDE website.
- For more information about our Dashboard please click on this video