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DataQuest Update, Issue #16

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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July 12, 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 recently released the following DataQuest reports:

2021–22 Teaching Assignment Monitoring Outcomes by Full-Time Equivalency

  • Teaching Assignment Monitoring Outcomes by FTE
  • Teaching Assignment Monitoring Outcomes by FTE (with County Data)

The Teaching Assignment Monitoring Outcome (TAMO) reports were first released last year for the 2020–21 academic year and announced in the DataQuest Update – Issue #13. Information about the TAMO reports and data can be found on the Information about the Teaching AMO Report webpage.

2020–21 College-Going Rate Reports

  • College-Going Rate for CA High School Students
  • College-Going Rate for CA High School Students (with County data)
  • College-Going Rate for CA High School Students by Postsecondary Institution Type
  • College-Going Rate for CA High School Students by Postsecondary Institution Type (with County data)

The College-Going Rate (CGR) is defined as the percentage of California public high school students who completed high school each year and subsequently enrolled in any public or private postsecondary institution (in-state or out-of-state) in the United States within 12 or 16 months of completing high school. Information about the College-Going Rate reports and data can be found on the Information about the College-Going Rate (CGR) webpage.

2022–23 Long-Term English Learner (LTEL) and “Ever-EL” Reports (Released in May 2023)

  • "At-Risk" and Long-Term English Learners (LTEL)
  • "At-Risk" and Long-Term English Learners (LTEL) (with County Data)
  • "Ever-ELs" by Years as EL and Grade
  • "Ever-ELs" by Years as EL (with County Data)

Other Reports

  • 2021–22 California Healthy Kids Survey
  • 2021–22 California School Staff Survey

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.

Many of 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).

Upcoming Data Releases

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

  • 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

Questions:   Data Reporting Office | dro@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-0219
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 12, 2023
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