In March 2020, the U.S. Department of Education approved California’s request to waive statewide accountability and reporting requirements for the 2019–2020 school year. In June 2020, Governor Newsom approved Senate Bill (SB) 98, which prohibits the California Department of Education (CDE) from publishing state and local indicators in the 2020 Dashboard. Therefore, the 2020 Dashboard will report only: 1) Local educational agency (LEA) and school details (e.g., LEA/school address), 2) Student population data (e.g., enrollment data), 3)A link to DataQuest or a CDE web page that reports the 2019–2020 data collected in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) (e.g., graduation data).
The approval of SB 98 prohibits the identification of LEAs for technical assistance or intervention in 2020–2021 under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). As a result, LEAs eligible for differentiated assistance in 2019–2020 shall remain eligible through the 2020–2021 school year. The approval of the federal waiver removes the requirement to identify schools for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) in 2020–2021. Therefore, schools eligible for CSI and ATSI in 2019–2020 shall remain eligible through the 2020–2021 school year.