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DataQuest Update, Issue #15

DataQuest is an online data reporting resource that provides access to a wide variety of data reports and downloadable data files.

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April 4, 2023

DataQuest is the California Department of Education’s (CDE) public data reporting web site that provides meaningful data and statistics about California’s K-12 public education system that supports a wide variety of informational, research, and policy needs. The purpose of the DataQuest Update is to provide: (1) announcements regarding public data releases and availability; (2) general information and analysis on various data reporting topics; and (3) practical tips on how to effectively use DataQuest to obtain information. For questions regarding DataQuest, please submit an email to dataquest@cde.ca.gov.

Release of New Data Reports on DataQuest

The CDE has released the 2022–23 Annual Enrollment, English Learner, and Free and Reduced-Price Meal (FRPM) data reports on the CDE DataQuest website. The reports included in this release are based on data submitted and certified in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) by districts and charter schools. The Annual Enrollment, English Learner, and FRPM reports reflect data on Census Day 2022 (the first Wednesday in October). For more information regarding the Census Day Enrollment Reports please refer to the following California Department of Education News Release, California Department of Education Releases Data that Show Increased Enrollment for Young Learners, Overall Enrollment Decline of Less Than 1 Percent.

The DataQuest reports provided in this release include the following:

2022–23 Annual Enrollment Reports

  • Statewide Enrollment by Ethnicity and Grade
  • Statewide Enrollment Multi-Year Summary by Ethnicity
  • Statewide Enrollment by Ethnicity (with county data)
  • Statewide Enrollment Multi-Year Summary by Grade
  • Statewide Enrollment by Grade (with county Data)
  • Statewide Enrollment by Ethnicity for Charter and Non-Charter Schools
  • Statewide Enrollment by Subgroup for Charter and Non-Charter Schools
  • Statewide Enrollment for Charter and Non-Charter Schools (with county data)
  • Statewide Enrollment Multi-Year Summary for Charter and Non-Charter Schools
  • Statewide K-12 Enrollment by Age Group and Grade
  • Statewide K-12 Enrollment by Age Range (with county data)
  • Enrollment by English Language Acquisition Status (ELAS) and Grade
  • Enrollment by English Language Acquisition Status (ELAS) (with county data)

2022–23 English Learner (EL) Reports

  • Enrollment by English Language Acquisition Status (ELAS) and Grade
  • Enrollment by English Language Acquisition Status (ELAS) (with county data)
  • English Learners by Language and Grade
  • Language Group Data - Statewide

Please Note: In prior years, as part of this data release, the CDE has released data reports and downloadable data files on Annual Reclassification (RFEP) Counts and Rates. However, in 2020–21, the collection of annual RFEP data transitioned from the Fall 1 collection (Census Day) to the End-of-Year (EOY) collection in CALPADS. As a result, the CDE will be developing new DataQuest RFEP reports to support this transition. The CDE had hoped to release these new RFEP reports in 2022; however, we now anticipate their release later in 2023.

2022–23 Free and Reduced-Price Meal Reports

  • Free and Reduced-Price Meal - State summary (summary data only)
  • Free and Reduced-Price Meal - State summary (with county data)

2022–23 Classified Staff Reports

  • Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) of Classified Staff with Detail Info
  • Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) of Classified Staff by County

2023–24 Estimated Teacher Hire Reports

  • Estimated Number of Teacher Hires by Subject

2021–22 Transitional Kindergarten Reports (released in January 2023)

  • Transitional Kindergarten Participation by Ethnicity
  • Transitional Kindergarten Participation (with county/district/school data)

2021–22 Stability Reports (released in January 2023)

  • Stability Rates
  • Stability Rates (with county/district/school data)

How to Access Data

Users may access these reports by performing the following steps:

  • Navigate to the DataQuest Homepage
  • Select the desired Level (State, County, District, or School)
    • Select desired report from drop down menu
  • Select "Submit"
  • Select the desired Year
    • 2022–23
  • Select "Submit"
  • Select desired report from the menu

Alternatively, the DataQuest reports included in this release are also accessible through the Data Reports by Topic webpage.

The reports listed above include Report Description, Report Glossary, and, where applicable, Report Filters and Options sections. To change the way the data are displayed in the report, open the expandable (+) Report Options and Filters section. Within this area, users can apply a variety of data filters. Additionally, users can apply one or more filters simultaneously to view data in a variety of configurations. Applied filters are viewable in the "Filters Enabled" section above each report where the filters can also be reset.

Supporting Downloadable Data Files

As part of this DataQuest report release, the CDE is providing supporting downloadable data files for the above reports which can be found on the Downloadable Data Files by Topic webpage. Please refer to the File Structure webpages for important details about the associated data files, including the data layout, which data are contained in the file, data element definitions, and the levels at which data are provided (e.g., state, county, district, and school levels).

Additionally, the following stand-alone downloadable files are included in this data release:

Upcoming Data Releases

Later in 2023, the CDE anticipates the public release of the following:

  • 2022–23 Long-Term English Learner reports and data files
  • 2021–22 Teacher Assignment Monitoring reports and data files
  • New Homeless Student by Dwelling Type (multiple years)
  • New Annual Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) Counts and Rates (multiple years)
  • New Students with Disabilities Data (multiple years)
  • New Staff Demographic, Experience, and Education Data (multiple years)

DataQuest Listserv Information

To subscribe to the DataQuest listserv, submit a blank email to: subscribe-dataquest@mlist.cde.ca.gov.
To unsubscribe to the DataQuest listserv, submit a blank email to: unsubscribe-dataquest@mlist.cde.ca.gov

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, April 04, 2024
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