Assessment & Instructional Data Resources
California schools operate within two accountability systems. The federal accountability system has been defined by the “No Child Left Behind” legislation. Those schools and districts that take Title 1 funding from the federal Department of Education are held to certain standards for yearly progress of all students in reading/language arts and math. As a state, California had an accountability system prior to “No Child Left Behind” and we have continued with this system since its inception in 1998. California includes more subject area assessments: reading/language arts, math, science and history. The growth of a school and/or district in California’s model is based on an overall score (Academic Performance Index). Below you will find links to a variety of resources and references.
DataQuest This CDE site provides access to a wealth of statistical data about your school. The menu of items available includes school performance information, test scores, student demographics, school staffing, and more. You can view data at the state, county, district, or school levels. The site also provides an option to “create your own report.”
Federal Annual Yearly Progress (AYP)
State Academic Performance Index (API)
State Testing Information
CAHSEE Testing Information (California High School Exit Exam)
Tools for Researching Data