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An Introduction to the California Schools Dashboard

In March 2017, the State Board of Education (SBE) and the California Department of Education (CDE) released the “California School Dashboard,” a website that communicates information about public schools and school districts with easy-to-use indicators and graphics.

The dashboard, a key piece in California’s new school accountability system, replaces the Academic Performance Index (API). That system, which relied exclusively on standardized tests and gave each school just one numerical score, was suspended three years ago. The new system provides 10 different measures (six state and four local) of a school’s “performance,” which is a combination of its current status and its growth over time.

You can learn more about AUSD's dashboard in our press release from March 17, 2017. 


Summary of AUSD Results

It's best to go directly to the California Department of Education Dashboard website to find results for individual schools. Both the Equity Report and the more detailed Student Group Report, however, look at the district's performance as a whole for each of the state indicators. The reports also allow users to drill down to get more detailed information on the performance of specific subgroups, such as English Learners, Students with Disabilities, and various ethnicities.

The 5x5 Reports created by the CDE allow you to see the status of each AUSD school on the state indicators, as well as the school's growth over time.


AUSD Dashboard Presentations

AUSD Dashboard Communications