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
A quick update on the convergence of reforms dramatically altering California’s public K-12 education landscape.
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.
This article explains how Ed-Data calculates the Ethnic Diversity Index.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about the data and functionality on this site.
Now view and compare CAASPP Smarter Balanced test results in the school and district comparisons! Learn more about the comparisons here.
This article provides a brief look at how contracts are negotiated for K-12 public school teachers in California school districts.
New and improved graphs for cohort graduation, dropout and UC/CSU eligibility data!
2017-18 financial data; updated cohort graduation information with new student groups, and the ability to view charter/non-charter data separately; a new graph with charter/non-charter enrollment.
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.
2018 Smarter Balanced test data now available! Learn how to view and compare results from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System's Smarter Balanced tests.
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) changed how California funds its K-12 schools.
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