The California School Dashboard Goes Mobile

California teachers and parents will now be able to access pertinent information about academic progress with the swipe of a thumb. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the launch of a new mobile app for the California School Dashboard which tracks school performance across the state.

“Parents need to know what’s going on at their children’s school, and educators need an evaluation of their respective schools to serve our students better. This app is an excellent tool for both,” Thurmond said in a press release. “It not only evaluates academic performance and progress, but engagement and school climate, among other things—all critical factors to student well-being and success.”

According to the California Department of Education, the app “allows easy access to state and local indicators such as English language arts, mathematics, English learner progress, and college/career preparation along with chronic absenteeism, graduation rates, suspension rates, facilities, parent engagement, and services for foster and expelled youth.”

Learn more about the app and find a link for download here.