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California School Dashboard

The new Fall 2019 California School Dashboard is anticipated to be released by the California Department of Education in December. Updates will be provided as they become available.


Fall 2018 California School Dashboard

The California Department of Education released the Fall 2018 California School Dashboard on December 6, 2018. The Dashboard is part of California’s new school accountability system and replaces the Academic Performance Index (API), which relied solely on test scores and gave a limited view of school performance. The Dashboard shows results across multiple metrics including test scores, graduation rate, college preparation, suspension rate, and other measures of student success.

As noted in the Board of Trustees’ Strategic Plan, Campbell Union High School District  (CUHSD) is focused on continuous improvement and equity as two of our key guiding principles. District leadership uses the Dashboard as an important source of information to evaluate its programs to ensure that all students are being provided with the support they need to construct their futures.

The Dashboard has a new look this year with several changes to the layout and metrics that were in last year’s Dashboard. Below is a summary of CUHSD’s results and a description of each of the metrics. You can find results for any school or district in California on the Dashboard website here.

Fall 2018 California School Dashboard Results for CUHSD


The Dashboard shows the District’s performance is at a high level in most areas, but there are some areas for improvement. Notably, CUHSD is green on three out of five state indicators: suspension rate, college/career, and English language arts. For comparison, the overall state ratings were yellow in these three areas.

CUHSD has a Dashboard graduation rating of yellow. While the overall graduation rate of 92% for the class of 2018 was higher than the overall state graduation rate of 84%, CUHSD’s rate decreased slightly from the previous year.

CUHSD Identified for Differentiated Assistance

The Dashboard shows the District needs improvement with English learners, students with disabilities, and African American students because these groups were red on two or more indicators.

Because these student groups are red in multiple indicators, CUHSD has been identified for Differentiated Assistance in the accountability system known as the Statewide System of Supports. At this level, County Superintendents, the CDE, and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence will help districts to identify and address performance gaps between student groups. CUHSD is committed to utilizing the rich information in the Dashboard to continuously improve our programs with a focus on ensuring equitable access and outcomes for all students.

To address these areas of improvement, District leadership is focused on implementing the English Learner Master Plan, which helps ensure English learner students have the tools and the support to become proficient in English and graduate on time. The District also established a Special Education Strategic Planning Committee this year to analyze the current programs and supports for students with disabilities and make appropriate recommendations. Finally, multiple equity initiatives are underway this school year including equity training and coaching, the Fairness and Belonging Committee, and ongoing training on how to improve discipline practices at sites to reduce disproportionality.

California School Dashboard Indicator Definitions

The Dashboard metrics are organized into two categories: state indicators and local indicators. Color ratings for state indicators (red, orange, yellow, green, or blue) are determined using performance data from state databases, while local indicators (standard met, not met, or not met for two years) are rated through self-evaluation at the district level. Below is a description of each indicator.  For more information, please visit the State’s Dashboard resources website.

State Indicators

  • Suspension rate: This is the percentage of students who were suspended at least once in a school year. Students who are suspended multiple times are only counted once.
  • English learner progress: The combined percentage of English learner students who showed progress on the English proficiency test (ELPAC) or who were Redesignated as Fluent English Proficient (RFEP). For the Fall 2018 Dashboard, there is no performance color because the ELPAC was new in the 2017-2018 school year.
  • English Language Arts: The distance between the average student score and the score needed to achieve standard met on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test for English language arts.
  • Mathematics: The distance between the average student score and the score needed to achieve standard met on the SBAC test for math.
  • Graduation rate: This calculation has been updated per Federal requirements and as of fall 2018 counts only students who earned a regular high school diploma, not those who earned a certificate of completion, passed the GED or CHSPE or were transferred to an adult school.
  • College/career readiness: The percentage of 12th-grade high school students who were prepared for success after graduation based on a combination of measures including meeting or exceeding standards on the SBAC state tests, performance on Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests, completion of a Career Technical Education pathway, or completion of dual enrollment or college-level coursework.

Local Indicators

  • Basic conditions of schools: This considers whether classrooms are assigned appropriately-credentialed teachers, whether students have access to standards-based instructional materials, and whether students have access to safe, clean and functional school facilities.
  • Academic standards implementation: This considers whether the District is making progress toward implementing state academic standards.
  • Parent engagement: This addresses receiving parent input in decision-making and promoting parental participation in education programs for students.
  • Local climate survey: This considers whether the local educational agency administers a local climate survey that provides a valid measure of perceptions of school safety and connectedness at least every other year.
  • Access to a broad course of study: This considers whether the District offers a range of courses to all students, including college preparatory and Career Technical Education pathways.
To learn more about California’s accountability and continuous improvement efforts, visit the California Department of Education's California School Dashboard webpage. CUHSD will use the information contained within the Dashboard when creating the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which sets goals and funding priorities for each school year.