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Five-by-Five Colored Tables

The new accountability system combines five Status and Change levels creating a five-by-five grid that produces twenty-five results. The colored tables provide a way to determine the location of a school or district on the grid.

Performance for state indicators is calculated based on the combination of current performance (Status) and improvement over time (Change), resulting in five color-coded performance levels for each indicator. From highest to lowest the performance levels are: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red.

The five color-coded performance levels are calculated using percentiles to create a five-by-five colored table (giving 25 results) that combine Status and Change.

This section provides the five-by-five colored table for each of the state indicators:

Suspension Rate Indicator Five-by-Five Color Tables

Unlike other indicators, which use LEA-level distributions to set the cut scores for Status and Change, the Suspension Rate Indicator is based on multiple distributions. Therefore, multiple suspension cut scores were set for both LEAs and schools, based on their type. This resulted in six different sets of cut scores for Status and Change:

  • Three sets based on LEA type distributions (elementary, high, and unified)
  • Three sets based on school type distributions (elementary, middle, and high)
LEA Suspension: Elementary School District Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Increased Significantly

by greater than 2.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 0.3% to 2.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 0.3%
(Change)
Declined

by 0.3% to less than 2.0%
(Change)
Declined Significantly

by 2.0% or greater
(Change)
Very Low

0.5% or less
(Status)
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
0.5% to 1.5%
(Status)
N/A
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 1.5% to 3.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
3.0% to 6.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 6.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

LEA Suspension: High School District Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Increased Significantly

by greater than 3.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 0.5% to 3.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 0.5%
(Change)
Declined

by 0.5% to less than 3.0%
(Change)
Declined Significantly

by 3.0% or greater
(Change)
Very Low

1.5% or less
(Status)
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
1.5% to 3.5%
(Status)
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 3.5% to 6.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
6.0% to 9.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 9.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

LEA Suspension: Unified School District and K–12 Schools Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Increased Significantly

by greater than 2.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 0.3% to 2.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 0.3%
(Change)
Declined

by 0.3% to less than 2.0%
(Change)
Declined Significantly

by 2.0% or greater
(Change)
Very Low

1.0% or less
(Status)
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
1.0% to 2.5%
(Status)
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 2.5% to 4.5%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
4.5% to 8.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 8.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

School Suspension: Elementary Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Increased Significantly

by greater than 2.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 0.3% to 2.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 0.3%
(Change)
Declined

by 0.3% to less than 1.0%
(Change)
Declined Significantly

by 1.0% or greater
(Change)
Very Low

0.5% or less
(Status)
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
0.5% to 1.0%
(Status)
N/A
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 1.0% to 3.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
3.0% to 6.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 6.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

School Suspension: Middle School Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Increased Significantly

by greater than 4.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 0.3% to 4.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 0.3%
(Change)
Declined

by 0.3% to less than 3.0%
(Change)
Declined Significantly

by 3.0% or greater
(Change)
Very Low

0.5% or less
(Status)
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
0.5% to 2.0%
(Status)
N/A
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 2.0% to 8.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
8.0% to 12.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 12.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

School Suspension: High School Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Increased Significantly

by greater than 3.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 0.3% to 3.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 0.3%
(Change)
Declined

by 0.3% to less than 2.0%
(Change)
Declined Significantly

by 2.0% or greater
(Change)
Very Low

0.5% or less
(Status)
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
0.5% to 1.5%
(Status)
N/A
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 1.5% to 6.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
6.0% to 10.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 10.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow


English Indicator Progress Indicator Five-by-Five Color Table

Level Declined Significantly

by greater than 10.0%
(Change)
Declined

by 1.5% to 10.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 1.5%
(Change)
Increased

by 1.5% to less than 10.0%
(Change)
Increased Significantly

by 10.0% or greater
(Change)
Very High

85.0% or greater
(Status)
Yellow
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

75.0% to less than 85.0%
(Status)
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

67.0% to less than 75.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

60.0% to less than 67.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

Less than 60.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow


Graduation Rate Indicator Five-by-Five Color Table

Level Declined Significantly

by greater than 5.0%
(Change)
Declined

by 1.0% to 5.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 1.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 1.0% to less than 5.0%
(Change)
Increased Significantly

by 5.0% or greater
(Change)
Very High

95.0% or greater
(Status)
N/A
Blue
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

90.0% to less than 95.0%
(Status)
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

85.0% to less than 90.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

67.0% to less than 85.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

Less than 67.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red


Academic Indicator Five-by-Five Color Tables

English Language Arts/Literacy Assessment Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Declined Significantly

by more than 15 points
(Change)
Declined

by 3 to 15 points
(Change)
Maintained

Declined by less than 3 points or increased by less than 3 points
(Change)
Increased

by 3 to less than 15 points
(Change)
Increased Significantly

by 15 points or more
(Change)
Very High

45 points or higher
(Status)
Green
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

10 to 44.9 points
(Status)
Green
Green
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

−5 points to +9.9 points
(Status)
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

−5.1 to −70 points
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

−70.1 points or lower
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Orange

Mathematics Assessment Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Declined Significantly

by more than 15 points
(Change)
Declined

by 3 to 15 points
(Change)
Maintained

Declined by less than 3 point or increased by less than 3 points
(Change)
Increased

by 3 to less than 15 points
(Change)
Increased Significantly

by 15 points or more
(Change)
Very High

35 points or higher
(Status)
Green
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

zero to 34.9 points
(Status)
Green
Green
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

−25 points to less than zero
(Status)
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

−25.1 to −95 points
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

−95 points or lower
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Orange
Questions: Academic Accountability Team | aau@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0863 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 12, 2017