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Implementation of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")
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Quality of K-12 public education
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Affordability of state colleges and universities
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Access to state services for undocumented immigrants
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Laws and regulations regarding recreational marijuana
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La seguridad pública
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Overview
The CRC is an online platform developed by the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative at UC Berkeley and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom that explores how smartphones and networks can enhance communication between the public and government leaders. The CRC allows visitors to grade issues facing California and to suggest issues for future report cards. The project aims to increase public engagement and to help leaders at all levels stay informed about the changing opinions and priorities of their constituents. Anyone can participate by taking a few minutes to assign grades to the State of California on issues such as: Healthcare, Education, Marriage Equality, Immigrant Rights, and Marijuana Decriminalization. We currently support responses in both English and Spanish. It is important to note that translation is an art form. All Google Translate results are reviewed and edited by fluent speakers but flaws are inevitable. If you spot an egregious error, please email translate@californiareportcard.org.

Q: What’s the motivation for the CRC?
A: We’re exploring new models for exchange of information and engagement with political issues. We don’t claim the CRC model is the answer: it’s one new metaphor and mode of collecting information. Will the CRC encourage people to think about public issues and how public opinion gets represented? We’re curious to see how people respond, how patterns of responses change over time, and if the grading will be a catalyst for the discussion, where participants propose new issues for the next report card and evaluate the suggestions of other participants. We’ll keep working to develop new versions and models based on the responses and data.

Privacy
Comments and suggestions will be scanned to omit identifiable information. We respect your privacy and will not share your email address with third parties.

Statistical Significance
The CRC differs from randomized telephone polls and surveys. Participation is self-selective and accessible so far only to English speakers with access to a smart phone or web browser. After you enter each grade, the Median Grade based on input from all previous participants is revealed. This is intended to provide instant feedback in contrast to traditional polls and surveys. We realize this may have a biasing effect: some may adjust their grade to be closer to the average resulting in a form of regression toward the mean. We will include details on the number of such adjustments and the before and after values in the open dataset. We will also present the grade data as histograms to convey levels of consensus and geographically to convey differences by region.

We will also present the grade data as histograms to convey levels of consensus and geographically to convey differences by region.

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Please see the CRC website for contact info, details about the project history, stats to date, related links, and to download anonymized data when it is available:

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Información General
La Libreta de calificaciones de California (CRC, por sus siglas en inglés) es una plataforma en línea desarrollada por CITRIS Data y Democracy Initiative de UC Berkeley y del Teniente Gobernador Gavin Newsom que explora cómo los smartphones y redes pueden mejorar la comunicación entre los líderes públicos y gubernamentales. La CRC permite a los visitantes valorar las cuestiones a las que se enfrenta California y sugerir cuestiones para próximas libretas de calificaciones. El proyecto busca aumentar la participación del público y ayudar a los líderes de todos niveles a mantenerse informados sobre las opiniones y prioridades cambiantes de sus constituyentes. Cualquiera puede participar dedicando unos minutos a valorar el Estado de California en cuestiones como: Sanidad, Educación, Igualdad de matrimonio, Derechos de los inmigrantes y Despenalización de la marihuana. Actualmente aceptamos respuestas en inglés y español. Es importante indicar que la traducción es una forma de arte. Todos los resultados de Google Translate los revisan y editan personas que hablan dichos idiomas de manera fluido, pero los errores son inevitables. Si encuentra un error grave, envíe un correo electrónico a translate@californiareportcard.org.

P: ¿Cuál es la motivación de la CRC?
R: Estamos explorando nuevos modelos para el intercambio de información y participación en las cuestiones políticas. No afirmamos que el modelo CRC es la respuesta: es una nueva metáfora y manera de recopilar información. ¿Alentará la CRC a la gente para que piense en cuestiones políticas y cómo está representada la opinión pública? Tenemos curiosidad de ver cómo responde la gente, cómo cambian los patrones de respuesta con el tiempo, y si la valoración será un catalizador para el debate, en el que los participantes proponen nuevas cuestiones para la próxima libreta de calificaciones y evalúan las sugerencias de otros participantes. Seguiremos trabajando para desarrollar nuevas versiones y modelos basados en las respuestas y datos.

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Los comentarios y sugerencias serán analizados para omitir la información identificable. Respetamos su privacidad y no compartiremos su dirección de correo electrónico con terceros.

Relevancia estadística
La CRC es diferente de las encuestas telefónicas y sondeos aleatorios. De momento la participación es auto selectiva y accesible para las personas de habla inglesa con acceso a un smartphone o navegador. Después de introducir cada valoración, se revela una calificación media basada en las entradas de todos los participantes anteriores. El objetivo es proporcionar información instantánea a diferencia de las encuestas y sondeos tradicionales. Somos conscientes de que esto puede tener un efecto distorsionante: algunas personas pueden ajustar sus valoraciones para que se acerquen más a la media, lo que resulta en una forma de regresión hacia la media. Incluiremos información sobre el número de dichos ajustes y los valores previos y anteriores en el conjunto de datos abierto. También presentaremos los datos de la valoración como histogramas para transmitir los niveles de consenso y geográficamente para transmitir las diferencias por región. También presentaremos los datos de la valoración como histogramas para transmitir los niveles de consenso y geográficamente para transmitir las diferencias por región.

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Consulte el sitio web de CRC para la información de contacto, información sobre la historia del proyecto, estadísticas hasta la fecha, enlaces relacionados y para descargar datos anónimos cuando estén disponibles:
Libreta de calificaciones de California
http://californiareportcard.org
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To learn more about this project, its history, related projects, and the team that built it, visit opinion.berkeley.edu.
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The CRC allows visitors to grade issues facing California. Press the buttons to assign grades to these 6 issues facing California (click the skip button for issues where you don't want to assign a grade.)

Q: How can I learn more about the six issues we are grading?
A: Here is an overview of each issue:

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare')
California was the first state to pass legislation creating a health insurance marketplace--Covered California. As of Dec 2013, Covered California had over 630,000 enrollees.

Quality of K-12 public education
California recently adopted the \"common core\" challenges, which emphasize critical thinking and analysis in K-12 education to better prepare students for college and the workforce.

\ Affordability of state colleges and universities
The 2014-15 draft California budget calls for a 10.8% increase in higher education funding, which could keep current tuition costs stable.

Access to state services for undocumented immigrants
Passed in 2006, California Senate Bill 1569 extends eligibility for undocumented immigrants in California for food assistance, supplemental security income, and health insurance. Passed in 2011, The California Dream Act grants undocumented immigrant access to state aid at public universities and colleges.

Laws and regulations regarding recreational marijuana
California was the first state to legalize the distribution of medical marijuana in 1996. Recreational use of marijuana is illegal in the State of California. However, California lawmakers are currently considering legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana for recreational use.

Marriage rights for same-sex partners
California legalized same sex marriage in 2008. However, Proposition 8, which revoked marriage rights for same sex couples, was also passed in 2008. Proposition 8 was overturned in 2013.

More information on the issues is available on our project website.

Q: Do I have to grade all issues?
A: No, just click the skip button for issues where you don't want to assign a grade.

Q: Why do the sliders require dragging? If I tap on A, it should go there.
A: We decided to remove the tap feature since as you slide down to see more issues you may accidentally tap the sliders.

Q: How can I grade K-12 Education when there are so many aspects, the effectiveness of the teachers, or the quality of school facilities, etc.?
A: That's a great point; we're asking people to give an overall grade, which is indeed a coarse measure! But it's also like grading a student for a class, they may have done well on some things, poorly on others, etc...

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Q: After I enter each grade, the Median Grade based on input from all previous participants is revealed. Then I can change my grade: Won't this bias me and other participants?
A: Revealing the Median values is intended to provide instant feedback in contrast to traditional polls and surveys. We realize this may have a biasing effect: some may adjust their grade to be closer to the average resulting in a form of regression toward the mean. We believe this will be rare, especially for Californians.
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Q: Why do I need to enter my zip code?
A: This will allow participants to compare results by region on a geographic map.
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About the Map
Q: How do the spheres work?
A: Each sphere represents a participant. Clicking any sphere brings up the corresponding idea/issue that was suggested for the next version.

Q: How are the spheres arranged?
A: The position of each sphere is based on how the participant graded the six issues. We use dimensionality reduction to project the space into 3 dimensions. If you and another participant assigned very similar points, your spheres will be close together. Spheres that are distant from yours belong to participants who gave different ratings to the first three questions.

Q: Why do I only see 8-10 spheres?
A: To avoid overcrowding, we display only a few spheres at a time, biased toward more recent responses that have not yet received many ratings.

Q: What determines the size of the spheres?
A:The size of each sphere is based on how participants grade the textual response associated with it. The CRC website links to a paper explaining the details.

P:¿Cómo funcional las esferas?
R: Haga clic en cualquier esfera (cada esfera individual representa la respuesta de un participante). Sólo mostramos una a la vez.

P:¿Cómo están organizadas las esferas?
R: La colocación de la esfera de cada participante se basa en cómo valoró las 3 primeras cuestiones. Cada cuestión representa una dimensión de un espacio tridimensional. Las valoraciones que asigne definen un punto en este espacio. Usamos la reducción dimensional (actualmente, Análisis del componente principal) para proyectar ese espacio en un plano bidimensional. Si usted u otro participante asignan puntos muy similares, sus esferas estarán muy próximas entre sí. Las esferas que estén lejos de la suya pertenecen a participantes que valoraron de forma diferente las tres primeras preguntas.

P: ¿Por qué sólo veo entre 8 y 10 esferas?
R: Para evitar la saturación, mostramos sólo unas cuantas esferas a la vez para valorar. Elegimos mostrar la esfera de cada participante aleatoriamente, pero está sesgado hacia las esferas más recientes, aquellas que han recibido menos valoraciones.

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You can continue grading more mugs and whenever you're ready, just click on your mug (with the blue coaster) to enter an issue that you'd like to see on the next report card (version 2.0 will come out later this Spring).

Q: Why is my mug located at this position on the table?
A: The placement of each participant's mug is based on how he or she graded the first 6 issues. Think of each issue as one dimension of a 6-dimensional space. The grades you assign define a point in this space. We use dimensionality reduction (currently Principal Component Analysis) to project that space onto the table. If you and another participant assigned very similar grades, your mugs will be close together. Mugs that are distant from yours belong to participants who graded very differently than you.
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You can either log out now and return anytime using the unique link we emailed you. Or you are welcome to continue grading participants' suggestions for the next report card (version 2.0 will come out later this Spring).
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Please propose an issue you'd like to see on the next report card (version 2.0 will come out later this Spring). Click Save when you're done.
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Q: How do I grade a suggestion?
A: After clicking a mug, that participant's suggestion is displayed. You can skip to another one or mark this suggestion as irrelevant or inaccurate (click again to undo). Otherwise, drag the two slider handles to assign grades.

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Q: Why should I enter my email address?
A: So we can send you a unique link to see the grades your suggested issue receives.
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To learn more about this project, its history, related projects, and the team that built it, visit opinion.berkeley.edu.