Archived Dashboard Technical InformationTechnical materials for prior California School Dashboard releases.
What is the 3x5 Colored Grid?(PDF)
Information on how the 3x5 grid is used for small student populations and how it is used to determine performance levels for state measures.
College/Career Indicator for 2018 Dashboard (PDF)
A quick overview of the state indicator that measures the preparedness of students after high school graduation.
Data Used for the 2018 Dashboard (PDF)
A one-page document explaining what data were used for the 2018 Dashboard.*
Data Used for the 2017 Dashboard (PDF)
A one-page document explaining what data were used for the 2017 Dashboard.*
*Note that the 2017 and 2018 Dashboards cannot be compared for two reasons: (1) methodology changes were made to all indicators, and (2) a break in the data years exist for select indicators (i.e., 2017 Dashboard used the class of 2015–16 for Graduation Rate Status whereas 2018 Dashboard used the class of 2017–18).
2021 Dashboard Reference Guide (DOCX)
A quick reference guide that reviews the release of the student outcome data for the 2020–21 school year.
Handbook Connecting California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) to the Dashboard
Data Crosswalk for the Graduation Rate Additional Report and DataQuest (PDF)
This crosswalk provides a short overview of the differences between how the 2021 graduation rate data are produced for DataQuest and the 2021 Graduation Rate Additional Report.
2020 and 2021 Data Releases
This page contains information on the 2019-20 and 2020-21 data that were released for the Graduation Rate Additional Report, College/Career Measures Additional Report, Census enrollment data, and local indicator data.
The California School Dashboard Navigator is an interactive mapping tool for visualizing school and student group performance on a map that displays schools by their color-coded performance level for each of the state indicators and student groups. Users can target their searches by specific geographic areas and refine their searches using a set of interactive charts.