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College/Career Indicator Methodology

Methodology for measuring performance on the College/Career Indicator.

The College/Career Indicator (CCI) model contains both college and career measures, including:

  • Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway completion
  • Grade 11 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments in English language arts (ELA) and Mathematics
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams
  • Dual Enrollment
  • a-g Completion

The CCI measures the percentage of students in the four-year graduation cohort who are "Prepared", "Approaching Prepared", and "Not Prepared" for postsecondary education.

To view the criteria for the three performance levels of the CCI, please see the College/Career Indicator page.


For the Fall 2017 Dashboard, only Status will be reported for the CCI. Change and performance levels (colors) will not be reported for any LEA, school, or student group until the Fall 2018 Dashboard.

CCI Status Formula:

Number of Graduates in the Class of 2016 Who are "Prepared"

divided by

Total Number of students in the CLASS of 2016 (minus students who took the California Alternative Assessments)

More information can be found in the Technical Guide for New Accountability System in the Data files and guide tab on the California Accountability Model & School Dashboard.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 7, 2017
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