The Ed-Data website is designed to offer educators, policy makers, the Legislature, parents, and the public quick access to timely and comprehensive data about K-12 education in California. The data displayed on Ed-Data primarily comes from the California Department of Education, with the election data being compiled from a variety of sources.
Ed-Data does not track any personally identifiable information on users of the site. We do collect non-personally identifiable aggregate web analytics to understand how many people are using Ed-Data, such as how users reach the site, the operating systems and browsers used, etc. This information helps us improve the site and does not contain individual user information.
The website uses location data to present results for nearby schools, and this information is not tracked or collected for any other purpose. Users have the option to turn off location in their browsers if they do not want Ed-Data to have access to this information; however, doing so will limit Ed-Data’s ability to provide this feature.
We also maintain an email list to notify interested users when we update the site with new data and occasionally to request feedback from users. Signing up for emails is optional and you can unsubscribe at any time. User emails will not be shared or sold at any time.
Privacy of student data
Data such as student demographics, performance, graduation and dropout rates, chronic absenteeism and suspensions and expulsion data come from the California Department of Department of Education (CDE) and are redacted to protect student privacy in accordance with state and federal privacy policies. The CDE data privacy guidelines can be found here: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/ed/dataprivacy.asp
The Ed Data Partnership is committed to improving the accessibility of our website. The inclusive, responsive HTML5/CSS3 design of the Ed-Data site separates content and structure so that pages adapt to different usage circumstances, from large desktop monitors to smaller devices.
The Ed-Data website was redesigned in 2014 with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) roles. This means that explicit HTML elements are used as ARIA roles in the home page and high-traffic areas of the site. Assistive technologies like screen readers can easily recognize, interpret and re-present elements of a page in an assistive way; for example: navigation (<nav>), article (<article>), footer (<footer>), etc. Some areas like our custom built social sharing and filtering options will be examined for accessibility.
We are continually seeking solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. If you have trouble accessing information on our website, please contact us. Let us know the nature of your accessibility issue, the web address of the requested information and your contact information.
Users of the site are free to:
- Read, print, share and reuse our articles, graphs and data tables free of charge.
- Download and use data tables as you would any other publicly available data set.
Under the following conditions:
- Uphold copyright or other laws – You do not violate our copyright or other applicable federal, state or local laws.
- Use and share data graphs per the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The Creative Commons mark will appear when the graphs are exported. For an easy-to-understand summary of the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, click here. This summary is not a legal document. To read the full license, click here.
- Do not use Ed-Data logo without prior permission – Ed-Data is a registered trademark and you may not use it without our permission.
- Do not imply Ed-Data approval or endorsement – You may not use this site or content from the site in any way that suggests Ed-Data endorses you or your use.
- Use the site “as is” – Ed-Data tries to keep this website current, operational, virus-free, and safe; however, you use this site at your own risk. This website is provided “as is” without any express or implied warranties.
Citing the information on Ed-Data:
Apart from the the local revenue elections data, all the information on Ed-Data comes from the California Department of Education. More specific information about the source of the data is available in the Source tab below each graph:
To cite the source of the data you find on Ed-Data we recommend the following language: Data from the California Department of Education, retrieved from Ed-Data.org on (and provide the date retrieved).
To cite the source of local revenue election data we recommend the following language: Bond and parcel tax election data are compiled by EdSource, retrieved from Ed-Data.org on (and provide the date retrieved).
You can also use the share functionality to create a link to a specific graph or data table to include with your citation. For more information on how to do this, please see: Using and Sharing Graphs on Ed-Data.