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Carlsbad Unified’s Dashboard Shows High Performance December 12, 2018
Posted 12/14/18

The latest version of the California School Dashboard is out, and Carlsbad Unified School District has achieved high scores for overall performance in all five categories.


The California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Board of Education (SBE) recently released the newest version of the California School Dashboard, its school accountability website. The Dashboard is designed to help parents and community members access important information about K-12 districts and schools with user-friendly, easy-to-read information. This website is part of California’s new school accountability system, one of a series of major shifts in public education that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing, and placed the focus on equity for all students.  The Dashboard contains the most current data available, including 2018 test scores and graduation rates, and can now be accessed on smart phones and tablets,


The Dashboard rates schools in five areas—English language arts test scores, math scores, graduation rate, chronic student absenteeism, and student suspensions—and assigns a color to indicate performance in each of those area. Blue and green represent high performance, yellow is average, and orange and red signify an area in which the school or school district needs to improve. Carlsbad Unified scored blue or green in all five categories, one of only four districts in San Diego County, and the only unified district, to achieve such ratings.


Carlsbad Unified has created a companion website that includes helpful links and videos, the dashboards of each Carlsbad Unified school, and district and State communications.


“Carlsbad Unified is committed to continuous improvement,” said Carlsbad Unified’s Superintendent Ben Churchill. “The new aspects of the Dashboard and our CUSD website will provide clear and useful information to teachers, parents, and the community about what we are doing well and where we can do better.”


“The newest version of the Dashboard provides a more holistic view of student performance, as well as the achievement of specific student populations, which gives us a more complete picture of a school’s progress,” said Dr. Rob Nye, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

To learn more about California’s accountability and continuous improvement undertakings, visit