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Data Used for the 2017 Dashboards

An at-a glance summary of the data and data years used for the spring 2017 and fall 2017 Dashboards

The tables below list the indicators uploaded by the California Department of Education to the Dashboard and the year(s) of data used to calculate Status and Change for the Spring and Fall 2017 release of the Dashboard. Note that the State Board of Education will review these indicators at their September 2017 meeting, and therefore, the information in the table is subject to change.

Spring 2017

Indicator
Data Used for Status
Data Used for Change
Academic Indicator

2016 Average Distance from Level 3
(2016 Smarter Balanced Summative Assesments for ELA* and mathematics)

2016 Average Distance from Level 3
minus
2015 Average Distance from Level 3

Graduation Rate Indicator

2014–15 four-year cohort
graduation rate
(Class of 2015)

2014-15 four-year cohort
graduation rate
minus
Three-year weighted average
(i.e., 2013–14, 2012–13, and 2011–12)

Suspension Rate Indicator

2014–15 suspension rate

2014–15 suspension rate
minus
2013–14 suspension rate

English Learner Proficiency Indicator

2015 and 2014 CELDT +
2014 reclassification data

2015 and 2014 CELDT
+ 2014 reclassification data
minus
2014 and 2013 CELDT
+ 2013 reclassification data

College/Career Indicator

Graduates in the 2013–14 four-year graduation cohort (class of 2014) who are "Prepared", "Approaching Prepared", and "Not Prepared"
(no performance level or color)

Not Applicable

* ELA: English language arts/literacy
† Grade 11 Distance from Level 3 provides Status and Change; a performance color is not displayed.

Fall 2017

Indicator
Anticipated Data for Status
Anticipated Data for Change
Academic Indicator

2017 Average Distance from Level 3
(2017 Smarter Balanced summative Assessments for ELA* and mathematics)

2017 Average Distance from Level 3
minus
2016 Average Distance from Level 3

Graduation Rate Indicator


2015–16 four-year cohort graduation rate (Class of 2016)

2015–2016 four-year cohort graduation rate
minus
Three-year weighted average
(i.e., 2014–15, 2013–14, and 2012–13)

Suspension Rate Indicator

2016–17 suspension rate

2016–17 suspension rate
minus
2015–16 suspension rate

English Learner Proficiency Indicator

2017 and 2016 CELDT +
2016 reclassification data

2017 and 2016 CELDT +
2016 reclassification data
minus
2016 and 2015 CELDT +
2015 reclassification data

College/Career Indicator

Graduates in the 2015–16 four-year graduation cohort (Class of 2016)
Status only reported
(No performance level or color)

Not Applicable

* ELA: English language arts/literacy
† Grade 11 Smarter Balanced results are included in the College/Career Indicator. However for transparency purposes, the Distance from Level 3 will also be reported.

Additional information about the indicators can be found in the California School Dashboard Technical Guide (PDF).

Questions: Academic Accountability Team | dashboard@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0863 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 4, 2017
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