Childrens Report Card

Sacramento County Childrens Coalition

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Data Appendix

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Demographics

Population: Population estimates for county, age, and race/ethnicity, from the California Department of Finance. Population estimates are made for the State and all California Counties with age, sex, and race/ethnicity details. Projections are included up to the year 2050. For more information visit the California Department of Finance.

Race/Ethnicity: Information for English Language Learners and languages spoken in Sacramento County and California public schools from the California Department of Education.

Special Education: Information on special education enrollment and type of disability for students enrolled in public schools from the California Department of Education.

Poverty: Information for persons and families with children living in poverty from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey, 1-Year estimate. For more information visit the U.S. Census Bureau.  Information for students receiving free and reduced priced meals; public schools in Sacramento County and California from the California Department of Education

Family Structure: Information for the number of children younger than 18 living in families with their own parents by family type, median family income by family type, and children living with grandparents from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey, 1-Year estimates. For more information visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

Family Economics

Self-Sufficiency Wage: Information for the “Basic Family Budget” 2005 and 2010, and the Basic Family Budget with other benchmarks, from the California Budget Project. For more information visit the California Budget Project.  Information for median family income by family type for Sacramento County and California, the number and percent of families with children living below poverty.  median income by educational attainment, educational attainment for population 25 and older from the U.S. Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey, 1-Year estimates. For more information visit the U.S. Census Bureau.  Information for CalWORKs and Medi-Cal recipients in Sacramento County from the California Department of Human Assistance.

Employment: Information for the unemployment rate and estimates of occupations with the most job openings from the California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information.  Information for employment rates by income level from: Sum, A., and Khatiwada, I., “Labor Underutilization Problems of U.S. Workers Across Household Income Groups at the End of the Great Recession: A Truly Great Depression Among the Nation’s Low Income Workers Amidst Full Employment Among the Most Affluent”, Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts, February 2010. For more information visit the Center for Labor Market Studies.

Housing Affordability: Information for median home sales from the Sacramento Association of Realtors. Data were taken from March of each year. For more information visit the Sacramento Association of Realtors.  Information for the number of Foreclosures in Sacramento County from The County Office of the Assessor's 2010 Annual Report. Data include foreclosures on single-family units, multi-family units, commercial properties, land, and other. For more information visit the Sacramento County Assessor's Office.  Information for fair market rent in Sacramento County from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Information for the percent of income spent on gross rent in Sacramento County and California from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey, 1-Year estimate. For more information visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

Availability of Quality Child Care: Information for the number of childcare providers, capacity, and the number of children with parents in the workforce from Child Action Inc., and the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network. For more information visit the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network.

Affordable Care for Children and Youth: Information for child care assistance and the change in subsidized funding from Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA), California Department of Education (CDE), Local Child Care & Development Planning Councils (LPC), and the California Department of Human Assistance (DHA).

Transportation: Information for travel time to work from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey, 1-Year estimate. For more information visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

Education

School Readiness: Information for the number of children enrolled in preschool from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey, 1-Year estimate. For more information visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

Enrollment and Attendance: Information for public and private school enrollment, alternative education enrollment, school enrollment by school type, and truancy, from the California Department of Education.

Graduation Rates: Information for graduation rates and dropouts for the 2006-07 academic year through 2008-09 are based on the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) definition and are not comparable to years prior to 2006-07.  Information for Total dropouts, dropouts by race/ethnicity, and dropouts by grade level, from the California Department of Education. Information for median income according to educational attainment from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey, 1-Year estimate. For more information visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

Academic Achievement: Information for percent of students scoring at or above proficient in English Language Arts and Mathematics, and academic achievement gaps from the Sacramento County Office of Education.

School Accountability: Information for the percentage of schools meeting API growth targets, and the percentage of schools meeting all federal AYP criteria from the Sacramento County Office of Education.

Child, Student and Family Support Services: A certificated employee must hold a teaching credential or other certificate, which may include an emergency permit or a waiver of the credential requirement. The pupil services category covers employees who serve students directly, such as counselors, nurses, or speech specialists. Information for pupil support services from the California Department of Education.

Access to Technology: Information for the number of students per computer in public schools from the California Department of Education.

Post-Secondary Enrollment: Information for the percentage of high school graduates meeting UC/CSU entry requirements from the California Department of Education.  Information for post-secondary enrollment of first-time freshmen from the California Postsecondary Education Commission.

Health

Health Care Access: Information for status of medical and dental coverage in Sacramento County, and type of health care coverage in Sacramento County and California from the California Health Interview Survey.

Nutrition and Fitness: Information for the percent of students in the healthy fitness zone from the California Department of Education.  Information for food security, the consumption of fruits and vegetables, consumption of fast food, percentage of teens physically active, and the population living within walking distance to a park or playground from the California Health Interview Survey.  For a map of Tot-Lot locations in Sacramento County visit the First 5 Sacramento Commission.

Prenatal Care: Information for women receiving prenatal care by race and ethnicity from the California Department of Public Health.

Infant Mortality: Information for average infant mortality rates in Sacramento County from California Department of Public Health, County Health Status Profile 2010. For more information visit the California Department of Public Health.

Adolescent Health: Information for age specific birth rates from the California Department of Public Health, Birth Records. For more information visit the California Department of Public Health.  Information for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) from the California Department of Public Health, STD Control Branch. For more information visit the California Department of Public Health.

Immunizations: Information for children fully immunized at 24 months from the California Department of Health Services Immunization Branch, Kindergarten Retrospective Survey.

Dental Health: Information for dental screening statistics from Sacramento County Smiles for Kids. Information for “Time Since Last Dental Visit” from the California Health Interview Survey. Information and map for Sacramento County areas receiving fluoridated water from the First 5 Sacramento Commission.

Air Quality and Asthma: Information for the number of “Spare the Air” days from Spare the Air. For more information visit: Spare the Air.  Information for the percent of children diagnosed with asthma from the California Health Interview Survey.

 

Safety

Juvenile Crime: Information for juvenile felony and misdemeanor arrests from the California Department of Justice. Information for juvenile arrest rates by race and gender from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Community Safety: Information for the number and rate of crimes reported from the California Department of Justice.  Information for perceptions of school safety in Sacramento County from the California Healthy Kids Survey.  Information for expulsion and suspension in Sacramento County public schools from the California Department of Education.

Domestic Violence: Information for domestic violence related calls to law enforcement, and domestic violence/spousal abuse arrests from the California Department of Justice. Information for the number of child deaths in families with a history of domestic violence from the Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAPC). For more information visit CAPC

Child Abuse and Neglect: Information for Child Protective Services (CPS) referrals, substantiated allegations by type, and children entering foster care from the Center for Social Services Research, School of Social Welfare, University of California Berkeley.

Child Deaths and Injuries: Information for non-fatal hospitalized injuries in Sacramento County from the California Department of Public Health, EpiCenter.  Information for child deaths by cause and manner in Sacramento County from the Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAPC). For more information visit CAPC.

Runaways: Information for the number of reported runaways in Sacramento County and California from the California Department of Justice, Missing Children Reports.

Children Experiencing Homelessness: Information for homeless children enrolled in school from the Sacramento County Office of Education, Project TEACH (homeless). For more information visit Project TEACH

Social and Emotional Well-Being

Youth Development: Information for The Resilience & Youth Development Module (RYDM) or school and community assets from the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS).

Out-of-Home Placement: Information for children in foster care from the Center for Social Services Research, School of Social Welfare, University of California Berkeley.

Transition Age Foster Youth: Information for youth aging out of foster care from the Center for Social Services Research, School of Social Welfare, University of California Berkeley.

Substance Abuse: Information for student use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco from the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS).

Mental Health: Information for feeling sad and hopeless, and teens receiving psychological/emotional counseling from the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS). For more information visit California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS).  Information for the number of youth receiving publicly funded mental health services from the Sacramento County CATS System.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 June 2013 12:46  
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