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NEWS

3/23/17

California School Dashboard

There’s something new in education in California! Based on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) passed in 2013, California has a new accountability system that is based on multiple measures. These measures are used to determine district and school progress toward meeting the needs of their students. The measures are based on factors that contribute to a quality education, including student test scores, school attendance rates, college/career readiness, English learner (EL) progress, suspension rates, and parent engagement.

 

The new accountability system reflects a clear expectation that all districts and schools can and should improve. It also emphasizes equity by focusing on student group performance. This new multiple measures system replaces the former Academic Performance Index (API), which was based solely on testing results, and the federal requirement to calculate Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

 

The Dashboard Way

Performance on these multiple measures will be reported through the new California School Dashboard website. The Dashboard has just been released for field-testing. https://www.caschooldashboard.org/#/Home

 

The multiple measures system for state progress indicators is based on percentiles that combine data for Status and Change to make an overall determination for each indicator. Equal weight is provided to both Status and Change.

 

Status

Status is based on the most recent year of data for that indicator.

 

The five Status levels are:

  • Very high
  • High
  • Medium
  • Low
  • Very low

Change

Change is the difference between performance from the most recent year of data and the prior year data.

 

The five Change levels are:

  • Increased significantly
  • Increased
  • Maintained
  • Declined
  • Declined significantly

Combining Status and Change results in a color-coded performance level for each state indicator for districts, schools and student groups with 30 or more students. The Dashboard reports are easy to read and show overall data that assists in identifying strengths and areas in need of improvement.


Why a new system and what’s different?

The Dashboard is a key part of California's commitment to transparency and continuous improvement.  In the past, accountability systems for districts and schools relied solely on test scores. But one test taken on one particular day doesn't provide a complete picture of all the ways schools are helping students succeed.

 

What’s next?

The changes taking place in California’s education accountability system will take time to fully implement. While our schools are making progress in many key areas, there is always more work to do. The Dashboard is part of an ongoing conversation with our school community on both how we're doing and how we can do better. The Dashboard has been deliberately designed by the state to be a work in progress. Metrics and reports will be added over time.

 

Meeting goals will take a united effort, and I look forward to working with our teachers, staff, families and school community to ensure success for every student.

 

To see the Waugh School District Results:  Waugh Dashboard 

Also check out the helpful Fast Start Guide

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Rosales, Rebecca Superintendent/Principal
Slender, Carol Chief Business Official
Sulme, Michelle District Exec Assistant/Corona Creek Admin Assistant

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Today: 4/25/17

Being Good Neighbors

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Our schools are located in neighborhoods. We ask for everyone's support in response to the requests of our neighbors and of the Petaluma Police Department to be extremely careful to not block driveways, double-park and encroach on the red zones during drop-off and pick-up each day.

 

The people who live in the homes on our nearby streets need to be able to get in and out of their driveways with their access unimpeded, especially in case of an emergency. We know that attention to this issue will continue to be a need, as we gear up for the start of school again in August, which will mean that more people are driving to the school in both the morning and afternoon.

 

Thank you, in advance, for your help in addressing this concern.