Data Tools

The Education Trust—West has developed a number of tools to help students, parents, educators, policymakers, and advocates more easily find and use key education data.

LCAP Watch

Every California school district, county office of education, and charter school must have a 3-year Local Control and Accountability Plan, or LCAP. How does your district plan to spend its state funding and serve all students? Do you have a plan to share? LCAP Watch is a repository for these plans and resources developed to help support districts and developing strong LCAPs.LCAP Watch

Data Equity Walk Toolkit

This toolkit allows users to create their own Data Equity Walk, a 45-90 minute activity for any size audience – high school and college students, teachers, district leaders, community members, or others – to engage with education data and discuss equity issues.

Financial Aid Tracker

This site tracks college financial aid application rates for California schools and districts. It reports the percentage of 12th graders who completed FAFSA and Cal Grant applications. It also show the number of 12th graders who have completed the California Dream Act Application.

College Results Online

College Results Online (CRO) provides data on college graduation rates, net price, and other important information for nearly every four-year college or university in the country. This tool allows users to identify high-performing schools among similar institutions serving similar student demographics. If you’re considering colleges, this feature can help you pick one that has a good track record of success.CRO

Ed Watch State Reports

Our Education Watch State Reports provide key state-level data on educational achievement and attainment for all groups of students. Where possible, the reports compare state performance on these important measures. They can help identify your state’s successes and challenges and point to other states whose great work are models of best practice.Ed Watch

State Academic Performance and Improvement Tool

The interactive State Academic Performance and Improvement Tool allows you to easily see how your state’s current academic performance and improvement over time compare with those of other states and the national average. The tool uses data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the only assessment with comparable results for all 50 states.State Academic Performance and Improvement Tool