Priority 7: Access to a Broad Course of Study
New in 2018-19, districts measured access to a broad course of study. On October 8, 2019, a report on course access was presented to the Board.
- 2019 Priority 7: Access to a Broad Course of Study Report (Board report October 8, 2019)
- 2018 Priority 7: Access to a Broad Course of Study Report (Board report November 13, 2018)
Our data about how time is used in elementary and secondary schools shows that students are accessing the broad course of study required by the Education Code. In addition, we looked at our Advanced Placement course enrollment data as a measure of equity: are student groups equitably participating in our most rigorous course offerings? To measure this, we looked at the percentage of students enrolled compared to the percentage of students we would expect to be enrolled if we had perfect representation of all student groups. Please see the report for details.
The state uses the College/Career Indicator to measure these priorities. It is reported as part of the Dashboard.
The College/Career Indicator measures the percentage of students in the four-year cohort who are Prepared, Approaching Prepared, or Not Prepared for postsecondary education.
The College/Career Indicator is calculated using the following measures:
- Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment results
- Advanced Placement (AP) test results
- Completion of the 15 courses commonly required for college admissions (UC a-g)
- Completion of a Career Technical Education pathway
- Completion of dual enrollment courses, college courses completed during high school