- How-To Guide for navigating the JFTK-CA website or to use as a hand out.
- Best Practice How-To Guide for registering to take the Self Audits.
- Copying Charts How-To Guide that will explain ways you can copy JFTK-CA charts and paste them into programs like PowerPoint or Word.
- Download MWSNAP, a free program for capturing images, charts, etc. on a PC saving them as an image or pasting them into another application.
- Email us with questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?
Most first-time visitors are looking for school data or best practice information. To get to the school data pictures, just enter a school or district name in the search box (on the home page), then select your school or district from the list (in blue). Best practice information is found by clicking on the B block on the left.
I can’t find …
Remember, whenever something is shown in blue on JFTK-CA, there is data or a chart behind it. Also, your “navigation” for the web site (how to go back and forth) is found at the top of the screen (as opposed to using your browser arrows).
If you still can’t find what you are looking for, click here and visit our Site Map which lists all of the pages available on a single page.
When I click on the “B” block, nothing happens.
When you click on the “B” block, it opens a new window. If you have a pop-up blocker, you should either turn it off or set it to allow pop-ups for the JFTK-CA.org web site. Not sure how to turn off the pop-up blocker? Visit this page for some help.
How do I …
Need a quick walk through the site? Check out our How-To guide that walks you through the site. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for click here to email JFTK-CA staff with your question. We’ll answer it, and make sure it gets included in a future version of the How-to guide or on this page.
What does this report mean?
While we think the JFTK-CA data pictures are easy to understand, when you are looking at them for the first time, questions often arise. The How-To guide mentioned above includes information about interpreting the charts. If you still have specific questions about what you can and cannot view on JFTK-CA, email us with your question.
How can I help?
With over 6 million students in California, there is plenty of work to do in school improvement. JFTK-CA is entirely supported by philanthropy and through the efforts of our partners. To find out how you can help, just email us.
It didn’t work.
Well, first, try again. If it still didn’t work, verify that you are running a recent version of your web browser program. Internet Explorer or Netscape should be at least version 5 to successfully use the site. JFTK-CA staff have tested a variety of hardware, operating systems and browser software but it is still possible that you might have a configuration that we haven’t seen before. Email our webmaster with the details on your configuration and we will try to assist.
How can I link from my web page directly to my JFTK-CA data
Use our Direct Link feature.
On your web site use this format for the link URL:
You can replace the “X” characters with the 7 digit district portion of your CDS code or your complete 14 digit CDS code. If the CDS code is for a school site, it will take you directly to the Summary Page for your site. If the CDS code is for a district, it will take you directly to the list of schools in your district so you can select the appropriate school.
I really need help!
If you’ve read everything above and you still need help, please email JFTK-CA staff and we’ll do our best to assist.
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