California Department of Education Launches 2019 School Dashboard
Thousand Oaks, Calif., December 12, 2019 – The California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Board of Education (SBE) today launched the 2019 California School Dashboard, a key component of the state’s school accountability system. The Dashboard includes the latest data available on 2018–2019 graduation rates, suspension rates, test scores, English learner progress, college/career readiness, and chronic absenteeism.
The Dashboard provides the District with valuable data to engage and have robust conversations with school sites, parents, and the broader Conejo community to determine how CVUSD can continue to best serve all students.
The Dashboard is a key component of California’s five-year overhaul of the state’s school accountability system. It displays statewide data based on current year data (how each school or district performed) and prior year data (how much they have improved or declined from one year to the next). School and district performance levels are indicated by color, with red the lowest and blue the highest. The Dashboard also breaks down information by student group (low-income, English learner, foster youth, etc.) to help pinpoint and address achievement gaps.
Highlights from this year’s Dashboard include:
- CVUSD’s Graduation Rate remained blue, increasing another 0.8% to 96.6%. CVUSD has one of the highest graduation rates in Ventura County and the state.
- English Language Arts achievement increased by an average of 8 points.
- Mathematics achievement increased by an average of 1.3 points.
- A decrease in CVUSD’s Suspension Rate – to 1.6%, led to an improved ranking in performance level color from yellow to green
As a District, CVUSD is immensely proud of the successes achieved by its students and dedicated staff. CVUSD continues to implement Universal Design for Learning as its defining instructional approach, and continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of the students it serves.
The 2019 Dashboard launch marks the first time the state has released the Dashboard and DataQuest reports on graduation rates, suspension rates and chronic absenteeism rates simultaneously, reinforcing California’s move to a multiple measures accountability system. DataQuest provides summary and detailed data reports for multiple subject areas at the school, district, county, and state levels and allows for filtering of various elements (charter vs. non-charter, grade spans, program subgroup, etc.)
Also new this year, the Dashboard has been translated into three more languages—Vietnamese, Tagalog and Mandarin—in addition to Spanish and English. For more information and resources, please visit the California Accountability Model & School Dashboard web page.
This information is also available via the California School Dashboard app, which is available on the iOS App Store, the Google Play Store, and the Microsoft Store by searching for the term “CA Dashboard.” More information about the app and links to the app stores are on the CDE CA Dashboard Mobile Application web page.