Fiscal, Demographic, and Performance Data on California’s K-12 Schools
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This article explains California's statewide student data system, its background, purpose, and future enhancements.
California school districts use a system called "fund accounting." All revenues and expenditures are placed in one of several funds.
In the 1990s, the California Department of Education (CDE) began implementing a new way for school districts to report their revenues and expenditures.
Federal support for the education of disadvantaged students greatly expanded in 1965 with the passage the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Articles and explanations that provide context for the data on this site and help for navigating and using Ed-Data.
In November 1984 voters approved the California State Lottery as a new source of revenue for California. A minimum of 34% of annual lottery sales revenues must be distributed to public schools
Where to find graduation/dropout data, how to use the new ethnicity filters in comparisons, and more!
This article explains how Ed-Data calculates the Ethnic Diversity Index.
Nearly all California school districts now have a teachers union affiliated with either the California Teachers Association (CTA) or the California Federation of Teachers (CFT), or sometimes both.
An initiative that added Article XIII A to the California Constitution. It limits property tax rates to no more than 1% of full cash value.
A constitutional amendment approved by voters in November 1988 and amended by Proposition 111 in 1990.
Local revenue elections provide an important way for school districts to raise funds to support programs and maintain and build facilities.
School districts get their operating funds from five sources. The percentage of funds from each source varies significantly from district to district, but on average it is
For many years, particularly through the 1990s, public schools in California faced a serious facilities crisis.
A chronology of key lawsuits, voter approved initiatives and legislation that shaped California's K-12 school finance system.
In California, almost 296,000 teachers worked in public school classrooms in 2014-15. This article provides background about California's K-12 teachers.
The Ed-Data website is 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 is a partnership of the California Department of Education (CDE), EdSource and Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT).
Each spring, California students take a battery of standardized tests that comprise the state's STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) Program.
The Academic Performance Index (API) is an annual measure of test score performance of schools and districts. The California Department of Education (CDE) calculates the API and disseminates the results directly to schools and districts
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) overhauls how California funds its K-12 schools.
The new Ed-Data financial reports enable you to access financial information for school districts and county offices of education in a variety of ways, including 5-year-trend graphs and the ability to share, download, and print the reports.