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School Quality Snapshot Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about the School Quality Snapshot Report

Note: The following frequently asked questions will be updated periodically.

  1. What is the School Quality Snapshot (SQS)?

    The 2013–14 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.

  2. How is the data calculated for the SQS?

    Information on the methodology and calculations can be found in the School Quality Snapshot Data Definitions document (DOC).

  3. 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 2013–14 school year.
  • Schools that do not receive a 2013 Growth API based on their own school testing results (e.g., schools with only Kindergarten through grade one students).
  • California Education Authority (CEA) Schools.
  1. How often is the SQS updated?

    The SQS is updated continually as new data are available.


Questions: Data Visualization and Reporting Office | | 916-322-3245 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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