Educational Data Sources
Provides state, county, district, and school-level reports for accountability (e.g. API, AYP), test results, enrollment, graduates, dropouts, course enrollments, staffing, and data regarding English learners.
Provides state, county, district, and school level reports covering topics such as students, staffing, finances, and performance rankings.
Data Resource Guide (DRG)
Catalog of the Department's data resources that documents, names, and defines all of the data that are available throughout the Department.
National Center for Education Statistics
The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.
A public source of information and analysis about the nation's public schools.
National Center for Educational Achievement /Just for the Kids
Provides academic performance data reports for districts and schools in California and 18 other states. Also offers resources related to best practices research and self-audit tools.
Longitudinal Education Data Systems
Numerous efforts that are part of California's statewide K-12 education data system including the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), the California Longitudinal Teacher Information Data Education System (CALTIDES), Statewide Student Identifiers (SSIDs), California School Information Services (CSIS), Online Public Update for Schools (OPUS), and associated advisory committees.
Research and Evaluation References
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
AERA is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation, and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
California Educational Research Association (CERA)
CERA’s goals include advancing the knowledge and interests of those who are professionally involved in educational research, evaluation, assessment, and related fields; and providing opportunities to share recent findings in educational research.
California Comprehensive Assistance Center at WestED
The CA CC provides assistance to help implement fully the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, improve student achievement, and close the achievement gap in California. The CA CC has three priorities: supporting those working to build the capacity of districts and schools to improve student achievement; building the capacity of the state and districts to support students with special needs; and disseminating research-based and promising practices.
Education Resources Information Center
ERIC is an online, searchable, digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the US Department of Education.
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing
CRESST, operating in conjunction with the UCLA Center for the Study of Evaluation (CSE), contributes to the development of scientifically based evaluation and testing techniques; encourages the development, validation and use of sound data for improved accountability and decision making; and explores technological applications to improve assessment and evaluation practice.