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CALPADS Update Flash #161

Special Education Data Collection in CALPADS  Beginning September 10, 2019, CALPADS will accept data related to Students with Disabilities (SWD) that were previously submitted to the CDE through the California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS). 14 page PDF file. File Name: calpadsupdflash161 File Size: 404 kb Download File

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CALPADS Update Flash #163

Changes in reporting for Multilingual and English Learner ProgramsThe attached CALPADS Update FLASH #163 (3 page PDF file) provides information about the following topics: New Language Instruction Program Codes for Native and Non-Native English SpeakersReporting English Learner Participation in Language Acquisition ProgramsReporting English Learner Services File Name: calpadsupdflash16_20190926-191911_1 File Size: 145 kb Download File

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Assessment Spotlight Issue #62

Focusing on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC) and including, when timely, updates on California's other statewide assessments. Survey for LEA Coordinators! On September 17, the California Department of Education (CDE) opened its annual local educational agency (LEA) coordinator survey with a link to the survey emailed to a sampling of LEA coordinators. If you received the email, we hope you will take a few minutes to tell us about the resources and training you need to be successful in your role as an LEA coordinator. This short survey asks about your awareness and use of sever...

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AB 2657 Restraint and Seclusion Implementation Presentation

File Name: AB-2657-Implementation File Size: 299 kb Download File California Department of Education presentation that reviews the newly enacted AB2657 and the requirements for data collection in CALPADS and suggestions for best practices.  18 page PowerPoint file.

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Charter Task Force Report Released

California Department of EducationNews Release Release: #19-45June 7, 2019 Contact: Kindra BrittE-mail: communications@cde.ca.govPhone: 916-319-0818 SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond yesterday released the much-anticipated Charter Task Force Report of Recommendations to the Governor and his team ahead of the July 1 deadline. In late February, Governor Gavin Newsom requested that Superintendent Thurmond convene a group of experts to closely examine the impact of charter school growth on district budgets and to provide a report with recommendations by July 1, 2019. The task force has been meeting regularly since early March and has culminated with a report that has both recommendations that were unanimously agreed upon by the task force members as well as discussed proposals that, although they did not meet full consensus, provide opportunities for future efforts. “It’s important to include both the areas where a consensus was reached, as well as the areas where a majority was reached, in order to show the depth that members were willing to go and the challenging and difficult conversations that occurred throughout this process,” said Thurmond. “The public deserves a transparent report, and one that also reflects honestly that there is more work to be done. The California Department of Education, under my leadership, will lead the efforts to provide solutions to the issues surrounding current standards, guidelines, and authorization processes. We will continue working with the Governor, legislators, and stakeholders, as well as welcome the opportunity for public input, as we lead this next phase.” The full report includes a central focus on the fiscal impact that charter schools have on traditional public schools as well as the inconsistencies in how charter schools are authorized throughout the state. Recommendations were made to alleviate concerns in these areas and provide specific ways to address fiscal impact and authorization challenges. View a copy of the full report (PDF). # # # # Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public InstructionCommunications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100 Last Reviewed: Monday, June 10, 2019 Share this Page Trending in News Releases Recently Posted in News Releases

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Launch of Mobile App for CA Content Standards

California Department of EducationNews Release Release: #19-42June 4, 2019 Contact: Scott RoarkE-mail: communications@cde.ca.govPhone: 916-319-0818 SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has announced the release of the California Department of Education’s (CDE) first-ever mobile app for the California Content Standards, a powerful tool that provides quick, targeted access to standards related to the arts, computer science, health education, history–social science, and mathematics.  Content standards are utilized by educators to design the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire for subject areas at each grade level. The California Standards app, designed entirely by CDE staff, can search, filter, and sort content standards to isolate specific content, identify standards that are common across disciplines, and inform decisions around instruction and assessment. “This app is an incredible tool for our educators and parents, empowering them with access, knowledge, and understanding of these content standards, which are an essential element to the academic success of each and every one of our students in California,” said Thurmond. The launch of the California Standards app is phase 1 of a multiphase plan put in place by CDE. This phase includes 5 of 12 California content standards. In subsequent phases, additional content standards will be included, as well as additional features that will enhance the usefulness of the application to California educators. The California Standards mobile app can be found on the iOS App store, the Android Play store, and the Microsoft store by searching the term “CA Standards.” More information about the app and links to the app stores are on the CDE California Standards Mobile Application website. More information aboutCalifornia Content Standardscan be found on the CDE website. # # # # Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public InstructionCommunications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100 Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Monthly Communication

Dear LEA ELPAC Coordinator: As you administer the 2018–19 and 2019–20 Initial and Summative ELPAC, Educational Testing Service (ETS) is helping to support you and your local educational agency (LEA) by providing key information. URGENT: Actions Required 2018–19 Post-Test—Summative ELPAC Test Materials Return Instructions In order to ensure that your test materials arrive in time for scoring, all Answer Books must be picked up by United Parcel Service (UPS) from your location by June 14, 2019; therefore, requests for pick up must be made prior to that day. Consider this date when planning to return your test materials, and allow enough time to account for shipping so that test materials arriv...

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2019 California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) Changes


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Dear LEA Representatives, CALPADS will have a notable change after the regularly scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, May 7th. The SSID Enrollment (SENR) file will have 6 new data elements to capture the postsecondary/transition status indicator and five work-based learning indicators. It is highly recommended that LEAs finish processing any existing SENR jobs before May 7. SSID Enrollment jobs that are currently "In Review" or "Ready for Review" should be posted prior to the May 7th release. That said, jobs in these states can still be posted after the release. Note however that the CALPADS Team prefers and strongly recommends that everyone start fresh with the new SENR file format on May 7.

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New Closing the Achievement Gap Initiative Chair

California Department of Education News Release

California Department of EducationNews Release California Department of EducationNews Release Release: #19-31May 1, 2019 Contact: Jonathan MendickE-mail: communications@cde.ca.govPhone: 916-319-0818 SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that he has appointed Ryan Smith as the new Chair of his statewide Closing the Achievement Gap Initiative. Smith’s work will align with the initiative’s goals, which include addressing ways to close the achievement gap and improving educational outcomes for all California public education students. “Ryan is a leader in the efforts to close the achievement gap, and specifically in how we can use policy, advocacy, and research to make change,” said Thurmond.“I can’t think of anyone better to lead these efforts for our state, which is one of the priorities of my office.” Thurmond launched his Closing the Achievement Gap initiative with a forum in February focusing on schools throughout the state that have shown success in closing the gap for African Americans and other students of color. He followed that up with a second forum in April to address recruitment and retention of teachers of color. Smith’s appointment is the next step in assuring that these efforts continue with the highest priority and level of expertise. Smith is currently Chief External Officer of Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, which launched in 2007 as a collaboration between the Los Angeles Unified School District, donors Richard and Melanie Lundquist, the City of Los Angeles, and other public and private partners, to accelerate achievement for students across the district. He was formerly Executive Director of The Education Trust-West, a research and advocacy organization focused on education justice and the high academic achievement of all California students, particularly students of color and those living in poverty. His projects included the Black Minds Matter report, which focused on supporting the educational success of black children in California, as well as the study, “The Majority Report: Supporting the Success of Latino Students in California”. # # # # Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public InstructionCommunications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100 Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Using ELPAC data in CALPADS

 August 2018 "Data for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) in CALPADS presentation.

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2018-2019 Enrollment Data for California Schools

California Department of EducationNews Release California Department of EducationNews Release Release: #19-27March 28, 2019 Contact: Scott RoarkE-mail: communications@cde.ca.govPhone: 916-319-0818 SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today the release of 2018–2019 enrollment data for California’s K–12 public schools. The data breaks down enrollment by ethnicity and grade, along with English Language Acquisition Status, and can be sorted by county, district, or school. “This data provides a critical snapshot of all students in California, highlighting trends that show areas where students are improving, where they’re struggling and where additional resources are needed,” Thurmond said. One important category updated for 2018–2019 is school-level data for Free or Reduced Price Meals, which is an effective indicator of student poverty. All data is utilized for state and federal reporting purposes, including determinations for supplemental grant funding through the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Important findings include: Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity (Multi-Year): Overall enrollment is down from 6,235,520 in 2014–15 to 6,186,278 in 2018–19 a decrease of 0.8 percent. Also during that time, the percentage of white students decreased from 24.6 percent to 22.9 percent and the percentage of African American students decreased from 6 percent to 5.4 percent. However, between 2014–15 and 2018–19, the percentage of Hispanic/Latino students increased from 53.6 percent to 54.6 percent.English Language Acquisition Status (Multi-Year): Between 2014–15 and 2018–19, the percentage Hispanic/Latino students classified as English Learners decreased from 83.2 percent to 81.3 percent. Overall, between 2015–16 and 2018–19, the percentage of students who are English learners decreased from 22.1 percent to 19.3 percent, while the percentage of students who are Reclassified Fluent English Proficient increased from 16 percent to 18.3 percent during that same time period.Enrollment for Charter and Non-Charter Schools (Multi-Year): While overall enrollment non-charter schools is decreasing between 2014–15 and 2018–19, enrollment in charter schools has increased from 9.2 percent to 10.6 percent of the public school population statewide.Charter and Non-Charter Subgroup Enrollment (2018–19): Charter schools tend to have a smaller percentage of their enrollment who belong to disadvantaged student subgroups, such as English learners, foster youth, homeless youth, migrant students, students with disabilities, and socio-economically disadvantaged. The difference is most pronounced for the English learner subgroup. In 2018–19, 15.1 percent of charter school students are identified as English learners, while 19.8 percent of non-charter school students are similarly identified. The data is compiled by the California Department of Education from data submitted by Local Educational Agencies to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). The updated enrollment data is available on the CDE’s Data Quest website. Additional resources: Downloadable files to support the Data Quest reports Downloadable files containing school-level data for Free or Reduced-Price Meals # # # # Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public InstructionCommunications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100 Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 28, 2019 Share this Page Trending in News Releases Recently Posted in News Releases

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CDE Sponsored Webinars

The CDE will provide 3 separate web-based trainings (listed below) for those that are unable to attend an in-person CALPADS Course Codes, Assignment Monitoring and LCAP Federal Addendum Equity Data Training. Participants should attend all three webinars to receive all of the content from the in-person trainings.Webinar 1: Updates in CALPADSDate and Time: April 9, 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.Event number: 668 133 025Event password: 164937Event registration/address for attendees: https://cdeevents.webex.com/cdeevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e31c911ead8636df6cc0cee8e38722dd4Webinar 2: LCAP Federal Addendum and PEATDate and Time: April 17, 2019, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.Event number: 661 742 151Eve...

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New Data Release Announcement for 2018-2019 Enrollment Data for CA Schools

Several new data reports that are now publicly available on the California Department of Education (CDE) DataQuest Website at http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/. These reports are based on data submitted and certified in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System by districts and charter schools. These reports include: 2018–19 Enrollment Data Reports Enrollment by Ethnicity and GradeEnrollment Multi-Year Summary by EthnicityEnrollment by Ethnicity (with county/district/school data)Enrollment Multi-Year Summary by GradeEnrollment by Grade (with county/district/school data)Enrollment by Ethnicity for Charter and Non-Charter SchoolsEnrollment by Subgroup for Charter and Non-Charter ...

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E-Rate News Flash Issue 19-05, March 22, 2019

E-RATE NEWS FLASHContents:Announcements Funding Commitment Summary Pending Dates and Deadlines Upcoming Training Events E-rate Process: Activities to Work on NowAnnouncements Category 2 Budget Inflation Factor AnnouncedIn the March 8, 2019, Schools and Libraries News Brief, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) announced the Funding Year 2019 Category 2 budgets, indexed to an inflation factor of 2.2%.          By School: Number of students enrolled at school multiplied by $159.669053922          Libraries with an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) locale code of 11, 12, or 21: Tota...

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End-of-Year 3 Updates and Reminders CERT125 Will Be Disabled and CERT127 Will Become Fatal In analyzing the 2017–18 End-of-Year (EOY) 3 certified data, the California Department of Education (CDE) found that a significant number of local educational agencies (LEAs) did not report suspension records in the Student Discipline (SDIS) file for students who were reported as attending in-house suspension or absent due to an out-of-school suspension in the Student Absence Summary (STAS) file. To further enforce the alignment of discipline incidents to absence summary data, the CDE will implement for the 2018–19 EOY 3 submission, the following changes to existing validations: Disable certification v...

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Data Collection in CALPADS for Adult-age Students In California, public K–12 local educational agencies (LEAs) serve three types of adult-age students: Students with disabilities in postsecondary/transition programs enrolled in K–12 schools and programs.Adult-age students attending charter schools with exclusive partnerships with one of the following programs:Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)JobCorpsCalifornia Conservation CorpsYouthBuildAdult-age students attending Adult Education Programs (AEPs) funded with Adult Education Program funding. Recently, there has been confusion about which of these adult-age students should be reported to CALPADS. The purpose of this communicatio...

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E-Rate New Flash Issue 19-04, March 8, 2019

E-RATE NEWS FLASHContents:Announcements Funding Commitment SummaryPending Dates and DeadlinesUpcoming Training EventsE-rate Process: Activities to Work on NowAnnouncementsCALNET 3 Contract Extensions PostedMany public agencies including public schools and libraries utilize the state master contract CALNET 3 for the purchase of broadband and telecommunications services, some of which may be eligible for E-rate discounts. California's Department of Technology has recently posted extensions to CALNET 3 through June 30, 2020, on the California Department of Technology website. California E-rate applicants citing the CALNET 3 contract on their Funding Year 2019 FCC Form 471 funding requ...

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CALPADS Flash #150 - February 15th, 2019

 Spring 2019 Training Offered:CALPADS Course Codes, Assignment Monitoring and LCAP Federal Addendum Equity Data Training Beginning in March 2019, California Department of Education (CDE) and Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) staff will be conducting training sessions at county offices of education (COEs) throughout California. The training sessions will cover: The new State Assignment Accountability System (CalSAAS)Changes in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)Changes to the state course codes and descriptions The CalSAAS will use data from the CTC and the CDE to identify potential misassignments and provide a communication platform for counties a...

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CALPADS Flash #149 - February 14, 2019

File Name: calpadsupdflash14_20190214-213924_1 File Size: 142 kb Download File Date: February14,2019 To: Local Educational Agency (LEA) Representatives From: California Department of Education (CDE) — California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Team Guidance for Assigning Statewide Student Identifiers (SSIDs) for Adults Students in CALPADS Beginning in 2019–20, public K–12 local educational agencies (LEAs) that administer Adult Education Programs (AEPs) are responsible for acquiring statewide student identifiers (SSIDs) for adult students who do not have an SSID, or who do not have a social security number (SSN) in the California Community College Adult Education Data Sys...

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