California’s accountability system, known as the
California School Dashboard, provides quarterly information about how schools and school districts throughout the state are meeting the needs of California’s diverse student population. The Dashboard contains reports about the performance of county offices of education, school districts, schools, and student groups. The system is designed to help schools and districts better evaluate what is and isn’t working, while providing the public with a detailed look at academic progress.
Direct links to the School Dashboard reports for local schools and districts are included in SCOE’s
listing of “Schools & Districts” and on the
California State Department of Education (CDE) Dashboard website.
Under this accountability system, county offices of education serve as resources, providing support to local school districts and helping them address deficiencies. The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) provides customized assistance to local districts, including:
- Needs assessments, data analysis, and determination of root causes of challenges;
- Technical assistance for district leads through training and coaching; and
- Monitoring implementation of planned actions.
For assistance in interpreting Dashboard data—or for assistance with data analysis, research, and program evaluation—please e-mail
Shani Phillips-Keller in SCOE’s Center for Student Assessment and Program Accountability (C-SAPA) or
Jan Mayer, Ed.D. in SCOE’s Program Improvement (PI) Department.
Links to Key CDE Dashboard Resources
In-depth information, tutorials, and other accountability and continuous improvement are available on CDE’s Accountability page. Some key resources provided by CDE include: