Proficiency in English: The percentage of students who received a score of “Met Standards” or “Exceeded Standards” on the English Language Arts portion of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
- Elementary School (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade)
- Middle School (6th, 7th, and 8th grade)
- High School (11th grade)
The original data comes at the school level. Our team geocoded the school locations to generate X/Y coordinates, then spatial joined each point to 2020 Census Tracts.
California Department of Education (CDE) Ed-Data/Data Quest
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
*The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in statewide physical school closures in February/March 2020 followed by the widespread implementation of distance learning during the 2020–21 academic year. The California Department of Education (CDE) recommends caution when comparing discipline data across academic years. For this dataset, data for 2020 is unavailable due to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data for 2021 is available, but incomplete.
Why are these variables important to measure?
Lesnick, Joy et al. “Reading on Grade Level in Third Grade: How Is It Related to High School Performance and College Enrollment? A Longitudinal Analysis of Third-Grade Students in Chicago in 1996-97 and their Educational Outcomes.” Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2010. Link
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