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California Department of Education
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Release: #17-47
June 14, 2017
Contact: Peter Tira
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces
Improvements to DataQuest

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced improvements to the California Department of Education’s (CDE) popular DataQuest data portal.

A new DataQuest Listserv will notify users every time new data are released or existing data are updated in DataQuest or CDE’s Downloadable Data Files.

DataQuest, which receives approximately 400,000 page views per month, contains a wide variety of statistical information on California’s 10,000 public schools, including school, student, and staff demographics, graduation, expulsion, suspension, truancy information, and test results.

CDE’s data team has also improved the presentation and customization options available for school enrollment reports, which are available in DataQuest, but also frequently accessed through the California School Directory. The new reports display enrollment data by grade, ethnicity, and age for all public schools, including charter schools and non-charter schools. Reports also can be filtered by English learner status, student disability status, and for other disadvantaged subgroups, including socioeconomically disadvantaged students, foster students, homeless students, and migrant students. Reports are optimized for mobile display and work nicely within the new CA Schools mobile app. The new report style, filtering capability, and mobile display will be expanded to other DataQuest reports and pages over time.

“Technology allows us to provide additional tools for parents and community members to look at and keep up with the schools and districts where they live,” Torlakson said.

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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