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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
October 21,2019

Dear County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:

2019 CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DASHBOARD: ROLLOUT AND WEBINAR SERIES

This letter is to notify you of the timeline for the release of preview data on the state indicators for the 2019 California School Dashboard (Dashboard) and invite you to participate in the Dashboard webinar series. During the month of November, the California Department of Education (CDE) will release the state indicator data on a rolling basis. The Dashboard public release is scheduled for the week of December 9, 2019.

To support local education agencies (LEAs) with the rollout of the state indicators, the CDE will host a webinar series. Following each webinar, the PowerPoints will be made available on the California School Dashboard and System of Support web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/cm/. Information on accessing the webinars is provided in Attachment 1 along with the dates and times.

The Dashboard preview, along with downloadable data files, will be available on password-protected web sites. The link and single password to access these sites will be sent in a separate email to Dashboard and Secure Accountability Coordinators on November 5, 2019.

Charter Schools and the 2019 Dashboard

Additionally, on October 30, 2019, the CDE will host a webinar regarding the eligibility of charter schools for differentiated assistance under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) which begins with the 2019 Dashboard. Information on accessing this webinar is also provided in Attachment 1. Charter school administrators and charter school authorizers are encouraged to participate in this webinar.

Reminder to Upload the Local Indicators by November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019, is the deadline for LEAs and charter schools to upload their local indicators to the Dashboard. If you have any questions regarding local indicators, please contact the Local Agency Systems Support Office by e-mail at lcff@cde.ca.gov or by phone at 916-323-5233.

If you have questions about the private preview and state indicators, please contact the Academic Accountability Unit by e-mail at aau@cde.ca.gov or by phone at 916-319-0863.

If you have any questions regarding the data elements discussed in the Charter LCFF Eligibility webinar, please contact the Data Visualization and Reporting Office at LCFFESSAData@cde.ca.gov, questions about Charter Schools can be directed to CHARTERS@cde.ca.gov, questions about the System of Support and school/district improvement can be sent to CaSystemofSupport@cde.ca.gov or SISO@CDE.ca.gov and questions about Local Indicators can be directed to LCFF@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

Cindy Kazanis, Division Director

Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting

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cc: LEA Accountability Coordinators

Dashboard Coordinators

Last Reviewed: Monday, October 28, 2019

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