October 8, 2013: An updated School Quality Snapshot is now available from the state Dept. of Education, Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced yesterday. According to the CDE, "[the SQS] displays a broad series of data that can be used to help inform parents and policy leaders about the success of each school. This broader view of accountability includes not only state assessment data, but other important types of information demonstrating school performance."
The information is presented clearly, in both graphical format (at left) and text, and should give communities, including local media, a clear idea of the make-up and effectiveness of their schools.