Note: The following frequently asked questions will be updated periodically.
- What is the School Quality Snapshot (SQS)?
The 2011–12 School Quality Snapshot (SQS) report provides various stakeholders with a comparative report of school, district and state information on a variety of topics including accountability, demographics, and assessment results. Every school that receives an Academic Performance Report (API) and has more than ten students enrolled will have a SQS.
- How is the data calculated for the SQS?
Information on the methodolgy and calculations can be found in the School Quality Snapshot Data Definitions document (DOC).
- Which schools receive an SQS?
An SQS is generated for all California public schools except for:
- Schools that have fewer than 11 students enrolled on the Fall Census Day in the 2011–12 school year.
- Schools that do not receive a 2012 Growth API based on their own school testing results (e.g., schools with only Kindergarten through grade one students).
- California Education Authority (CEA) Schools.
- How often is the SQS updated?
The SQS is updated continually as new data are available.