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School Performance

Data pertaining to school performance or ranking, such as the Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Academic Performance Index (API)
The cornerstone of California's Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999; measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
A statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress.
California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
A longitudinal data system used to maintain individual-level data including student demographics, course data, discipline, assessments, staff assignments, and other data for state and federal reporting.
Postsecondary Preparation
Provides standardized test results from the SAT, ACT, and AP tests which measure high school students' achievement.
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • Critical Reminders for 2018 Dashboard (added 08-Aug-2018)
    Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding critical reminders for the 2018 California School Dashboard.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #139 (added 26-Jul-2018)
    Topcs include: Assigning grade levels for ungraded elementary (UE) and ungraded secondary (US) students.
  • Glossary-2017 SAT Report (added 03-Jul-2018)
    This glossary defines key terms shown on the school, district, county, and state level 2017 SAT Report
  • Glossary-2017 AP Report (added 03-Jul-2018)
    This glossary defines key terms shown on the school, district, county, and state level 2017 AP Report
  • Record Layout for AP Test Results (added 03-Jul-2018)
    Provides field definitions for standardized test results from AP Test.

  • Glossary-2017 ACT Report (added 03-Jul-2018)
    This glossary defines key terms shown on the school, district, county, and state level 2017 ACT Report
  • Record Layout for ACT Test Results (added 03-Jul-2018)
    Provides field definitions for standardized test results from ACT Test.
  • Graduation Rate Data Release (added 22-Jun-2018)
    Letter sent June 22, 2018 to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #137 (added 18-Jun-2018)
    Topics include: Purging of former foster youth report; direct cert. preparation; EOY reminders; reporting "non-binary gender" students; new Work-based Learning and Certification Completion Indicators for SENR file.