The California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Board of Education (SBE) released the updated version of the California School Dashboard on December 12, 2019, providing school communities around the state a comprehensive view of how their schools are performing and serving students across a variety of measures.

“The California School Dashboard provides a comprehensive look at how districts in Alameda County are serving our students as measured by academic, engagement and climate indicators,” said L. Karen Monroe, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools.  “We continue to see progress being made, and our districts can celebrate some of the true successes represented in this data”

Newark Unified School District met all state standards set by the California Department of Education and demonstrated improvement on multiple state indicators, including Chronic Absenteeism and Suspension Rate.

Newark Unified also recognizes that we have considerable work ahead to continue to close the opportunity gap and looks forward to working diligently and in partnership with community stakeholders to engage in this critical work.  Newark is especially committed to focusing on the critical need for educational equity to support growth for all student subgroups and to narrow the gap with specific indicators.

The Dashboard debuted in the spring of 2017 and continues to improve in order to serve as a more effective communications tool. What is the California Dashboard?

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The Alameda County Office of Education has also created a bank of resources to help families and communities better understand the 11 indicators that are part of the California School Dashboard.  You can access these short videos at