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A Guide to the New California School Dashboard

RICHMOND -- The West Contra Costa Unified School District has produced a four-page summary of its results on the California Department of Education’s (CDE) California School Dashboard, a new accountability system released in late March that provides parents, families, educators, and community members data on how well districts and schools are preparing students for success in the 21st century college and career.
The CDE’s California Schools Dashboard is part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which revamps school district funding. The Dashboard reports district and school performance on LCFF State Priority Areas using a combination of state and local priorities. Results from the Dashboard are analyzed in the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and used to determine district and school areas of progress and need.
The California School Dashboard replaced the Academic Performance Index (API) -- the former accountability system that evaluated schools exclusively on standardized tests and gave schools a single score. The new Dashboard adds nine new categories/indicators in addition to test scores that provides additional data and a more complete picture in a report card-style format on how well districts and schools are serving our students.
To find out more information about West Contra Costa's Dashboards, please click here