Education Data Providers

Below is a list of education data providers. The list details each provider, what data and services it offers, and how that might compare to Marin Promise Partnership’s data. It should be stated at the outset that aside from the National Student Clearinghouse college enrollment and completion data that Marin Promise Partnership alone collects and shares, most of these providers source data from the same publicly available data found through DataQuest.

california school dashboard

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Part of the state’s accountability system under the Local Control Funding Formula, the California School Dashboard is a multi-color system for grading the performance of schools, school districts and charter schools on a variety of measurements. The dashboard, which includes indicators for school climate and college and career readiness in addition to performance on state tests, offers a more comprehensive and nuanced look at a school than the previous system, the Academic Performance Index (API), which ranked schools by test scores.

The Dashboard groups data into four categories:

  • Student Population: enrollment, demographic percentages (socioeconomically disadvantaged, English learners, foster youth)

  • Academic Performance: English language arts, mathematics, English learner progress, college/career

  • Academic Engagement: graduation rates

  • Conditions & Climate: suspension rates

Summary: Users can drill-down by county, district, and school. The Dashboard displays gauges (similar to those found on an automobile dashboard), using a unique system for evaluating academic performance data. For example, rather than using pass/fail criteria for English language arts and mathematics test scores (which Marin Promise Partnership uses), the Dashboard measures distance from a median scale score. This distance is compared over time to provide a more precise statistical measurement for determining how scores at each grade level have moved above/below the standard relative to the scale score. This makes it easy for users to spot trouble spots within a given school. Users can view performance gauges for various at-risk demographics as well. Although, in order to see the actual data, users will need to navigate directly to the data sources (though not generally cited).

EDUCATION DATA Partnership (ed-data)

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Ed-Data is a partnership of the California Department of Education, EdSource, and the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team/California School Information Services (FCMAT/CSIS) designed to offer educators, policy makers, the legislature, parents, and the public quick access to timely and comprehensive data about K-12 education in California.

Ed-Data groups data into four categories:

  • Demographics: Enrollment, Free and Reduced-Price Meals, English Language Learners, Foster Youth, Ethnic Diversity, Average Class Size

  • Performance: English language arts, mathematics, healthy physical fitness

  • College & Career Readiness: graduates (% and meeting UC/CSU requirements), dropouts, test results (SAT, ACT, AP)

  • Suspensions & Expulsions

Summary: In addition to the same student data found on the California Dashboard, Ed-Data also displays demographic data for school teachers and staff (e.g. race/ethnicity of teachers, per pupil ratios, pupil services, average teaching experience). Users can see bar and line charts for each variable, the underlying data, as well as links to the data sources. Users can also compare up to five districts/schools across multiple years.