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COVID-19 and Data Reporting

This page provides access to information regarding educational data related to 2019–2020 school year.

Senate Bill (SB) 98 External link opens in new window or tab.  (Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) suspended the reporting of state and local indicators on the 2020 California School Dashboard (Dashboard). However, the statute requires that available data that would have been included in the Dashboard are reported on the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) web site if they are determined to be valid and reliable. Pursuant to this requirement, the CDE will be making several data reports and downloadable data files publicly available on the CDE website as described below.

DataQuest

DataQuest is the CDE’s public data reporting website, which provides meaningful data and statistics about California's K-12 public educational system that supports a wide variety of informational, research, and policy needs. Summary and detailed data reports are available for multiple subject areas at the school, district, county, and state levels.

The following data, which are directly incorporated or indirectly reflected in some capacity in the Dashboard and/or reported to the U.S. Department of Education, have been determined to be valid and reliable and will be reported on DataQuest:

  • 2019–20 Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate: The anticipated release date for these data is mid-December 2020.

  • 2019–20 Five-Year Cohort Graduation Rate: The anticipated release date for these data is mid-December 2020.
  • 2019–20 Suspension Rate: The anticipated release date for these data is January 2021.
  • 2019–20 Cumulative Enrollment: The anticipated release date for these data is January 2021.

Note: The reliability and validity of the 2019–20 Chronic Absenteeism Rate data are currently being evaluated by the CDE. The data release status has not yet been determined.

The following data, which are not utilized in the Dashboard, will also be reported on Dataquest:

  • 2019–20 Expulsion Rate: The anticipated release date for these data is January 2021.

 

  • 2019–20 Restraint and Seclusion Data: Per California Education Code section 49007, data regarding the use of physical restraint, mechanical restraint, and seclusion are being reported for the first time in a downloadable data file only. The anticipated release date for these data is mid-December 2020.

Note: The reliability and validity of the 2019–20 Absenteeism Reason: data are currently being evaluated by the CDE. The data release status has not yet been determined.

California School Dashboard

The Dashboard provides parents and educators with meaningful information on school and district progress so they can participate in decisions to improve student learning. The following data, which would have been included in the 2020 Dashboard, have been determined to be valid and reliable and will be reported on Dashboard Additional Reports and Data webpage:

  • Combined Graduation Rate: The anticipated release date for these data is early January 2021.
  • Dashboard Alternative School Status Graduation Rate (i.e., one-year graduation rate): The anticipated release date for these data is early January 2021.
  • College/Career Indicator: The anticipated release date for these data is early January 2021.

Note: More information regarding the 2020 and 2021 Dashboard is available in the Data Reported on the 2020 Dashboard (PDF) flyer.

Data That Cannot Be Reported

  • Academic Indicator: No reports due to suspension of California’s English language arts and mathematic assessments.
  • English Learner Progress Indicator: No reports due to the suspension of the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) assessments.

Other CDE Resources

COVID-19 Accountability FAQs for questions and answers related to the COVID-19 coronavirus and accountability.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Main Web Page for information and resources regarding CDE's COVID-19 response efforts, including the guidance document for safely reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year.

Questions:   California Department of Education | COVID19@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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