Fall 2017 School Dashboard Report

The California School Dashboard is a collection of reports designed to give parents, guardians and students a better idea of what is happening in their school. The Dashboard reports on several areas (called indicators). The ones that apply to middle schools are:

  • Chronic Absenteeism
  • Suspension Rates
  • English Learner Progress
  • Academic Test Scores

Schools earn a performance level for each indicator. Performance Levels are based on a combination of current status + change over time.

 Manzanita’s Results

Manzanita’s Fall 2017 Dashboard results show solid growth in several areas:

  • 100% of English Learners made progress towards English proficiency
  • The suspension rate declined 3.3%
  • Proficiency in English Language Arts increased significantly
  • Proficiency in Mathematics increased significantly
  • Chronic absenteeism rates were below district, county, and state levels
Manzanita chronic absenteeism rates in 2016-2017 were less than 10%.

Current performance in Mathematics is still low for the school. This is being addressed in two ways:

  • The creation of new, smaller breakout groups in Math Intensive classes
  • Adoption of a new software called Ten Marks

 Looking a Little Deeper

What data is included in the Fall 2017 release? The current year data varies by indicator:

    • Suspension Rate Indicator: 2016–17 Suspension Rate
    • English Learner Progress Indicator:
      • 2016–17 California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
      • 2015–16 Reclassified Fluent English-Proficient (RFEP) data
      • 2016–17 Long-term English Learner (LTEL) data
    • English Language Arts & Mathematics Indicators: Spring 2017 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (CAASPP scores)
    • Chronic Absenteeism Indicator: 2016-17 Attendance Data

 Get Involved, Stay Involved

Keeping informed as a parent, guardian or family member is crucial to the success of your student. To learn more about the California School Dashboard, check out the links below. With the new focus on literacy of the Common Core State Standards, the more time you spend reading with your student, the faster they will progress in all subject areas!

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Sources

California Department of Education, Dashboard FAQ

California Department of Education, Getting to Know the California School Dashboard

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