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2018 Five-by-Five Colored Tables

The accountability system combines five Status and Change levels creating a five-by-five color placement grid that produces twenty-five results for the 2018 Dashboard.

Performance on the state measures is calculated based on data from current and prior years 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 data from the current and prior years.

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

Chronic Absenteeism Five-by-Five Colored Tables

Performance Level Increased Significantly

from Prior Year (by 3.0% or more)
Increased

from Prior Year (by 0.5% to less than 3.0%)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined or
increased by less than 0.5%)
Declined

from Prior Year
(by 0.5% to less than 3.0%)
Declined Significantly

from Prior Year
(by 3.0% or more)
Very Low

2.5% or less in Current Year
Yellow
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

More than
2.5% to 5.0% in Current Year
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

More than
5.0% to 10.0% in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

More than
10.0% to 20.0% in Current Year
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

More than
20.0% in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow


Suspension Rate Indicator Five-by-Five Colored 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 Colored Table
Performance Level Increased Significantly

from Prior Year (by greater than 2.0%)
Increased

from Prior Year (by 0.3% to 2.0%)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined or
increased by less than 0.3%)
Declined

from Prior Year
(by 0.3% to less than 2.0%)
Declined Significantly

from Prior Year
(by 2.0% or greater)
Very Low

0.5% or less in Current Year
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
0.5% to 1.5% in Current Year
N/A
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than
1.5% to 3.0% in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
3.0% to 6.0% in Current Year
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than
6.0% in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

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

from Prior Year (by greater than 3.0%)
Increased

from Prior Year (by 0.5% to 3.0%)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined or
increased by less than 0.5%)
Declined

from Prior Year
(by 0.5% to less than 3.0%)
Declined Significantly

from Prior Year
(by 3.0% or greater)
Very Low

1.5% or less in Current Year
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
1.5% to 3.5% in Current Year
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than
3.5% to 6.0% in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
6.0% to 9.0% in Current Year
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than
9.0% in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

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

from Prior Year
(by greater than 2.0%)
Increased

from Prior Year (by 0.3% to 2.0%)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined or
increased by less than 0.3%)
Declined

from Prior Year
(by 0.3% to less than 2.0%)
Declined Significantly

from Prior Year
(by 2.0% or greater)
Very Low

1.0% or less in Current Year
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
1.0% to 2.5% in Current Year
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than
2.5% to 4.5% in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
4.5% to 8.0% in Current Year
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than
8.0% in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

School Suspension: Elementary Five-by-Five Colored Table
Performance Level Increased Significantly

from Prior Year (by greater than 2.0%)
Increased

from Prior Year (by 0.3% to 2.0%)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined or
increased by less than 0.3%)
Declined

from Prior Year
(by 0.3% to less than 1.0%)
Declined Significantly

from Prior Year
(by 1.0% or greater)
Very Low

0.5% or less in Current Year
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
0.5% to 1.0% in Current Year
N/A
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than
1.0% to 3.0% in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
3.0% to 6.0% in Current Year
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than
6.0% in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

School Suspension: Middle School Five-by-Five Colored Table
Performance Level Increased Significantly

from Prior Year (by greater than 4.0%)
Increased

from Prior Year (by 0.3% to 4.0%)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined or
increased by less than 0.3%)
Declined

from Prior Year
(by 0.3% to less than 3.0%)
Declined Significantly

from Prior Year
(by 3.0% or greater)
Very Low

0.5% or less
in Current Year
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
0.5% to 2.0%
in Current Year
N/A
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 2.0% to 8.0%
in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
8.0% to 12.0%
in Current Year
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 12.0%
in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

School Suspension: High School Five-by-Five Colored Table
Performance Level Increased Significantly

from Prior Year
(by greater than 3.0%)
Increased

from Prior Year (by 0.3% to 3.0%)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined or
increased by less than 0.3%)
Declined

from Prior Year
(by 0.3% to less than 2.0%)
Declined Significantly

from Prior Year
(by 2.0% or greater)
Very Low

0.5% or less
in Current Year
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
0.5% to 1.5%
in Current Year
N/A
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 1.5% to 6.0%
in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
6.0% to 10.0%
in Current Year
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 10.0%
in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow


English Indicator Progress Indicator Five-by-Five Colored Table

Note: California has transitioned to a new English proficiency assessment: the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). Because the ELPAC is a new test, the five-by-five colored table and performance levels (color) are not available for the 2018 Dashboard.


Graduation Rate Indicator Five-by-Five Colored Table

Performance Level Declined Significantly

from Prior Year (by 5.1% or greater)
Declined

from Prior Year (by 1.0% to 5.0%)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined or
increased by less than 1.0%)
Increased

from Prior Year (by 1.0% to 4.9%)
Increased Significantly

from Prior Year (by 5.0% or greater)
Very High

95.0% or greater in Current Year
N/A
Blue
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

90.0% to less than 95.0% in Current Year
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

80.0% to less than 90.0% in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

67.0% to less than 80.0% in Current Year
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

Less than 67.0% in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red


Academic Indicator Five-by-Five Colored Tables

English Language Arts/Literacy Assessment Five-by-Five Colored Table for Grades 3–8
Performance Level Declined Significantly

from Prior Year (by more than 15 points)
Declined

from Prior Year (by 3 to 15 points)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined by less than 3 points or
increased by less than 3 points)
Increased

from Prior Year (by 3 to less than 15 points)
Increased Significantly

from Prior Year (by 15 points or more)
Very High

+45 points or higher in Current Year
Green
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

+10 to +44.9 points in Current Year
Green
Green
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

-5 points to +9.9 points in Current Year
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

-5.1 to -70 points in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

-70.1 points or lower in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Orange

English Language Arts/Literacy Assessment Five-by-Five Colored Table for Grade 11
Performance Level Declined Significantly

from Prior Year (by more than 15.1 points)
Declined

from Prior Year (by 3 to 15 points)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined or increased by 2.9 points or
less)
Increased

from Prior Year (by 3 to less than 14.9 points)
Increased Significantly

from Prior Year (by 15 points or more)
Very High

+75 points or higher in Current Year
Green
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

+30 to +74.9 points in Current Year
Green
Green
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

-0.9 point to +29.9 points in Current Year
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

-1 to -45 points in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

-45.1 points or lower in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Orange


Mathematics Assessment Five-by-Five Colored Table for Grades 3–8
Performance Level Declined Significantly

from Prior Year (by more than 15 points)
Declined

from Prior Year (by 3 to 15 points)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined by less than 3 points or
increased by less than 3 points)

Increased

from Prior Year (by 3 to less than 15 points)

Increased Significantly

from Prior Year (by 15 points or more)
Very High

+35 points or higher in Current Year
Green
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

0 to +34.9 points in Current Year
Green
Green
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

-25 points to less than 0 points in Current Year
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

-25.1 to -95 points in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

-95.1 points or lower in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Orange

 

Mathematics Assessment Five-by-Five Colored Table for Grade 11
Performance Level Declined Significantly

from Prior Year (by more than 15.1 points)
Declined

from Prior Year (by 3 to 15 points)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined or increased by 2.9 points or
less)

Increased

from Prior Year (by 3 to less than 14.9 points)

Increased Significantly

from Prior Year (by 15 points or more)
Very High

+25 points or higher in Current Year
Green
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

0 to +24.9 points in Current Year
Green
Green
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

-0.1 to -60 points in Current Year
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

-60.1 to -115 points in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

-115.1 points or lower in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Orange

 

College/Career Indicator Five-by-Five Colored Table

Performance Level Declined Significantly

from Prior Year (by 9.1% or more)
Declined

from Prior Year (by 2.0% to less than 9.0%)
Maintained

from Prior Year (declined or
increased by less than 1.9%)

Increased

from Prior Year
(by 2.0% to less than 8.9%)

Increased Significantly

from Prior Year
(by 9.0% or more)
Very High

70.0% or greater in Current Year
Yellow
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

55.0% to 69.9% in Current Year
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

35.0% to less than 54.9% in Current Year
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

Greater than 10.0% to 34.9% in Current Year
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

9.9% or lower in Current Year
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow
Questions: Academic Accountability Team | aau@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0863 
Last Reviewed: Friday, December 14, 2018
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