unique collaboration has created the Ed-Data website 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 Education Data Partnership provides a significant tool to access
information and improve decision making in managing education's resources.
California Department of Education
The California Department of Education collects, analyzes, and publishes
a wide variety of fiscal, demographic, attendance, and student
performance data from local educational agencies. This information
is the source of Ed-Data's profiles and reports. Department staff
provide expertise to make the data available to the Partnership,
to assist in the design of the site, and to participate in determining
how to use the data to make meaningful and useful analyses and
EdSource is an independent, impartial, statewide not-for-profit
organization dedicated to enabling informed decision making on behalf
of California's public schools. As an Ed-Data partner, EdSource
offers analyses and explanations of complex education issues, prepares
graphic displays for the site, sets the context for the various
reports and profiles, and monitors information on users and suggestions
for future improvements.
Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT)
Established in 1992 as an independent, state-funded entity, FCMAT supports
California's local educational agencies in fulfilling their financial,
management, and data management responsibilities by providing fiscal advice,
management assistance, data management assistance, training, and other
related school business and data management services. FCMAT administers
the Education Data Partnership in order to provide interactive and accessible
financial and demographic information for policy makers at the state and local
levels. FCMAT's California School Information Services (CSIS) hosts and
maintains the Ed-Data site.