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Californias Accountability System

2018 California School DashboardTechnical Guide FINAL VERSION:

201819 School Year

December 2018

Prepared by the California Department of Education

Available on the CDE California School Dashboard and System of Support Web Page at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/dashboard/.

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ay/http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ay/https://www.cde.ca.gov/dashboard/

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Table of ContentsPreface .................................................................................................................................... 1 2018 Dashboard Reporting Timeline .................................................................................... 2 Key Changes to the Dashboard: Whats New? ................................................................... 3 What Data Are Used for the 2018 Dashboard? .................................................................. 10 What Data Will Be Used for the 2019 Dashboard? ............................................................ 11 Californias Integrated Accountability and Continuous Improvement System .............. 12

Background ..................................................................................................................... 12 An Integrated Accountability System ............................................................................... 13

Who Gets a Dashboard? .................................................................................................... 16 Local Educational Agency-Level Data: Alternative and Charter Schools ........................ 16

Dashboard Alternative Schools Status .............................................................................. 17 Eligibility Criteria .............................................................................................................. 17 Schools that Are Automatically Assigned an Alternative Status ...................................... 17 Schools that Are Eligible to Apply for Alternative Status ................................................. 18 Participation Form and Instructions ................................................................................. 19 Withdrawing from DASS .................................................................................................. 19 Dashboard Reporting Timeline and Modified Methods for DASS Schools ...................... 19

How Do You Get a Performance Level (or Color)? ........................................................... 20 The California Model ....................................................................................................... 20 Status Levels and Cut Scores ......................................................................................... 20 Change Levels and Cut Scores ...................................................................................... 21 Performance Level (or Color) .......................................................................................... 21 Gauges ............................................................................................................................ 22

Small Populations: Less than 150 Students ...................................................................... 24 Applicable at LEA, School, and Student Group Levels.................................................... 24 N-Size is Less than 150 .................................................................................................. 24 Three-by-Five Methodology ............................................................................................ 25

Adjusted Three-by-Five Colored Grid for Suspension Rate Indicator .......................... 25 Adjusted Three-by-Five Colored Grid for Graduation Rate Indicator ........................... 26 Adjusted Three-by-Five Colored Grid for Chronic Absenteeism Rate Indicator .......... 26

Next Steps ....................................................................................................................... 27

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Table of Contents (Cont.)Who Gets a Performance Level (or Color)? ....................................................................... 28

Exception: Foster Youth and Homeless .......................................................................... 28 Less than 30 Students ..................................................................................................... 28

Overview of the California School Dashboard .................................................................. 30 New Look and Feel to the Dashboard ............................................................................. 30 Performance on State and Local Indicators .................................................................... 30 Student Population .......................................................................................................... 31 Additional Data on Each Measure ................................................................................... 32 Equity Report .................................................................................................................. 33 Student Group Performance ........................................................................................... 33 Local Indicators ............................................................................................................... 34

Student Groups .................................................................................................................... 36 Student Group Calculation .............................................................................................. 37

Student Groups Reported in the Dashboard ............................................................... 37 Race/Ethnicity ............................................................................................................. 37 English Learners ......................................................................................................... 38 Current English Learners ............................................................................................ 40 Prior English Learners Only (Reclassified Fluent-English Proficient Only) .................. 40 English Only ................................................................................................................ 40 Foster Youth ................................................................................................................ 41 Homeless .................................................................................................................... 42 Socioeconomically Disadvantaged .............................................................................. 43 Students with Disabilities ............................................................................................. 44

Data Corrections ............................................................................................................. 45

LEA and School Type .......................................................................................................... 46 LEA Type for Reporting Purposes ................................................................................... 46 School Type for Reporting Purposes .............................................................................. 46

Dashboard Indicators .......................................................................................................... 47 Academic Performance ....................................................................................................... 47 Academic Indicator (Grades 38 and Grade 11): English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics ......................................................................................................................... 47

Changes for this Indicator ............................................................................................... 47

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Table of Contents (Cont.)Who Receives this Indicator? ..................................................................................... 48 Data Source ................................................................................................................ 49

Participation Rate: New for 2018 Dashboard .................................................................. 49

Calculating the Participation Rate ................................................................................... 51

Distance from Standard ................................................................................................... 55 No Scale Score ........................................................................................................... 57

Calculate DFS for LEA, School, or Student Group ...................................................... 57

How Does the Participation Rate Reduce the DFS? ...................................................... 57

Will Participation Rate be calculated for Student Groups? ............................................. 58

How Many Students Are Needed to Report an Impact of Participation Rate on DFS? .. 58

Will the Participation Rate Be Reported on the

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