Student Services Librarian
by Melissa Browne – July 14, 2020
This guide is designed to help you find scholarly sources, as well as information about specific schools, for your UWP104D writing assignments. For a comprehensive listing of search tools, visit the UC Davis Library website.
1. Follow the instructions to download and set up the library’s VPN, Pulse Secure, so you can search from off-campus.
2. Review the content in this guide.
SARCs are reports about individual schools that are submitted annually to the California Department of Education. They include details about student enrollment and demographics; teacher credentials; textbooks; school facilities; academic achievement; and school safety and climate.
Use the Dashboard to search for performance information about schools and school districts on standardized state measures, including student population; academic performance and engagement; and school climate. Schools and districts are rated on a five-point, color-coded scale, from lowest performance to highest performance.
Generate customized data reports for a school, district or county, covering topics such as standardized test results; student enrollment; courses and class sizes; graduation, suspension, absenteeism and dropout rates; and school staffing.
To browse additional search tools for education-related research:
Answers to commonly asked student questions: