Percent Proficient | Link
California’s Annual Progress Reports provide the opportunity for schools to see how their students are performing on statewide standardized tests over time. Our Percent Proficient page presents each school’s proficiency levels over a five-year period as reported by the state. Schools are expected to increase the number of proficient students each year and meet annual proficiency targets.
Similar Schools Rank | Link
The state’s Similar Schools Rank compares each school’s performance to a small group of schools that have similar characteristics. It uses a 1-to-10 scale, with 10 being the highest. The page explains Similar Schools Ranks and displays each school’s rank over a five-year period. Schools at the lower end of the Similar Schools scale will want to research and implement strategies to help raise their API compared to schools with similar characteristics.
SchoolCharts | Link
SchoolCharts is a free assessment and accountability charting system. Schools can chart their Academic Performance Index (API), Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), California Standards Tests (CST), California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), and California English Language Development Test (CELDT) results and compare them with other schools in Sonoma County and across the state. Charts and tables have “drag and drop” features, making them easy to include in word processing applications and presentation software. Schools can access this resource by creating an account at the SchoolCharts website.
STAR Data Tools & Resources | Link
SCOE offers districts support in accessing and using their electronic STAR results. Relevant data is extracted from the STAR file to Microsoft Excel and training is provided to help districts interpret and use the data effectively. Classes are designed for users at various levels of knowledge and ability, enabling them to make sense of and apply their STAR data. The STAR Data Tools & Resources page is a support for these classes.
Electronic Tools for CELDT Analysis | Link
This resource page was developed to help districts access and analyze the electronic data from the annual CELDT administration. It includes a video showing how the CELDT data can be analyzed using Microsoft Excel, resource files and guides, and related links.
- Rick Phelan, Program Director, Technology for Learning