Fiscal, Demographic, and Performance Data on California’s K-12 Schools

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  • About California's Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)

    This article explains California's statewide student data system, its background, purpose, and future enhancements.
  • Articles and Explanations

    Articles and explanations that provide context for the data on this site and help for navigating and using Ed-Data.
  • Changes to California's K-12 Education System

    A quick update on the convergence of reforms dramatically altering California’s public K-12 education landscape.
  • Charter Schools in California

    What began as a small experiment in 1993 - when 29 charter schools opened - has grown into a significant alternative system within California's K-12 public schools, with more than 1,200 schools serving more than 600,000 students.
  • Ethnic Diversity Index

    This article explains how Ed-Data calculates the Ethnic Diversity Index.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Get answers to frequently asked questions about the data and functionality on this site.
  • How to Create District or School Comparisons

    Now view and compare CAASPP Smarter Balanced test results in the school and district comparisons! Learn more about the comparisons here.
  • New on Ed-Data

    2016-17 physical fitness test results, school district financial data, staffing and teacher salary data plus additional student groups and comparisons for results from the CAASPP testing system are now available.
  • Online Tutorials

    Learn how to get the most out of Ed-Data's graphs and comparisons with a "guided tour" you can view at your convenience.
  • Teachers in California

    In California, almost 296,000 teachers worked in public school classrooms in 2014-15. This article provides background about California's K-12 teachers.
  • Terms Of Service

    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.
  • The Ed Data Partnership

    Ed-Data is a partnership of the California Department of Education (CDE), EdSource and Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT).
  • Using and Sharing Ed Data Graphs

    There are many ways you can view and share the data and information you find on Ed-Data. Learn how to "drill in" for subgroup data, copy or print graphs and more.