California School Dashboard & Beyond: Thinking Systemically About Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities: Webinar Presentation

  • Description

As part of California's new accountability system, the California School Dashboard provides educators as well as the public with data about how schools and districts are performing on a variety of indicators in order to identify strengths and weaknesses, and highlights performance gaps among student groups.

According to Dashboard data, which uses ten indicators of school success, many California districts struggle with providing the necessary supports for students with disabilities to ensure them an equitable education.

This 75-minute webinar examines how utilizing California School Dashboard data (in addition to other data) can be part of a systemic plan to improve academic outcomes for students with disabilities.

Who Will Benefit

  • California school district leaders (superintendents, assistant superintendents, chief academic officers, and directors)

What You Will Learn

  • How to understand and interpret California School Dashboard data about student groups, specifically students with disabilities
  • What other indicators and data sources can help administrators understand and navigate the complex landscape of supporting special education students
  • How to use data to guide conversations and strategic decision-making
  • Identify practices and strategies that educators and administrators can implement to improve outcomes for students with disabilities


  • Diana Blackmon, former Special Education Training Specialist, Center for Prevention and Early Intervention at WestEd
  • Tran Keys, Senior Researcher, Comprehensive School Assistance Program at WestEd