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CALPADS Flash #142 - Sept 20, 2018

Reminder!  CALPADS is OFFLINE from September 21st to October 3rd, 2018 Some LEAs Require an Updated CALPADS LEA Administrator Application The CDE is updating all LEA CALPADS Administrator applications to ensure that current applications are on file. LEAs that do not have a current CALPADS LEA Administrator application on file were sent an email last week directing them to submit a request for an application to the CALPADS Service Desk. Once you receive the application, it is important that you return it as soon as possible because you will not be issued a new CALPADS account until an approved application is on file. We are working to respond immediately to application requests and to ex...
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CALPADS Flash #141 - September 11, 2018

pdf File Name: calpadsupdflash141 File Size: 238 kb Download File ​Updated Timeline for CALPADS Down Time Upcoming CALPADS Operational Data Store Pull for Graduation Rate Indicator     - Four-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) Data     - One-Year Graduation Rate Data for Selected Alternative Schools     -  Dashboard Graduation Rate Indicator Differences Between the ACGR and the One-Year Graduate Counts CALPADS End-of-Year (EOY) Deadline and Data Uses  
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NEW! LA County CALPADS Network!

Save the Dates! Meeting 1September 28, 20189:00-11:00 am Location: TBD Meeting 2December 3, 20189:00-11:00 am TBD Meeting 3February 13, 20199:00-11:00 am TBD  This year LACOE will facilitate three CALPADS networking sessions timed strategically around important CALPADS certification dates. The goal of these sessions is to support CALPADS administrators and CALPADS data technicians (not an official CALPADS term) as this data source becomes increasingly important in the world of Accountability. CALPADS administrators/data technicians are the target audience for these meetings. Network sessions will highlight data timelines, connections to the CA accountability (for context purposes o...
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E-rate Update Issue 18-08, Sept 6, 2018

Issue 18-08 September 6, 2018 E-rate News Flash Contents: ·         Announcements ·         Pending Dates and Deadlines ·         Upcoming Training Events ·         E-rate Process: Activities to Work on Now Announcements FCC Issues Public Notice on Draft Eligible Services List for FY 2019 On July 30, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice (DA 18-789) establishing the comment period for the Funding Year (FY) 2019 Eligible Services List (ESL). Comments on the draft ESL, whi...
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California Student Data Day!

The Santa Clara County Office of Education is hosting a full-day statewide conference on October 15, 2018 in San Jose.  The focus of the conference is "examining the use of data to impact student achievement and support.  There is a $100 fee but also an early-bird discount if you register before September 15th, 2018. The Keynote is Victoria Bernhardt, an expert in student data and assessment (I own a couple of her books).   From the announcement: Who Attends:Those who attend will explore all facets of the use of data as a means of supporting student success in the classroom, including superintendents, school and district administrators, counselors, teacher leaders, and distric...
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CALPADS Flash Update #140 - Aug 17, 2018

End-of-Year (EOY) Deadline Reminder Local educational agencies (LEAs) are reminded that the close of the End-of-Year (EOY) submission amendment window is Friday, August 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. It is critical for LEAs to certify accurate data by this deadline, as there will be no other opportunities to amend these data. LEAs that fail to certify EOY 1 will not have college-credit bearing course information (dual enrollment) and Career Technical Education (CTE) completer data factored into the calculation of the College/Career Indicator, which will be included in the 2018 California School Dashboard, nor will LEAs that receive Perkins funding meet federal reporting requirements. Those LEAs that ...
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CAASPP System Release Dates for 2018-19

Enter your text here ... Dear LEA CAASPP Coordinator: Components of the CAASPP System are released at different times throughout the year. As you set up your local educational agency’s (LEA’s) test administration window and finalize your planning for another successful administration, please keep the following dates in mind: Date Release Milestone September 4, 2018 ·         Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments will be available. September 17, 2018 ·         The California Spanish Assessment (CSA) field test will be available. (Note that the window for the field test closes on October 12...
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DataQuest Update August 14, 2018

Dear DataQuest Users: This message is to notify you that there have been several data reports released recently to both DataQuest and the California Department of Education (CDE) Downloadable Files web page. The DataQuest Reports are available here: https://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/. The downloadable files are available here: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sd/sd/. New DataQuest Reports and Downloadable Files 1. The CDE has developed the following new DataQuest Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) and Outcome reports that incorporate the new business rule changes: Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (with County/District/School data) Four-...
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California Dashboard Video & Tech Guide

  ​Here's a video describing the California school dashboard, plus the technical guide.  Hat Tip Terri for sending me the updates! :)

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Using the One-Year Graduation Cohort for the College/Career Indicator for Alternative Schools

Using the One-Year Graduation Cohort for the College/Career Indicator for Alternative Schools   
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Data for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) in CALPADS - August 2018

File Name: ELPAC-and-CALPADS-Webinar File Size: 1.2 mb Download File This is the PowerPoint presentation for the "Data for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) in CALPADS" webinar from last week. August 2018 
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Data Submission Reminders for the 2018 California School Dashboard

 Below is the PDF file that was distributed today to Dashboard Coordinators.  
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CALPADS Deadlines 18-19

The CALPADS deadlines for the 2018-19 school year are listed below: CALPADS Calendar for 2018–19 CALPADS Snapshot Collection Windows and Certification Deadlines CALPADS Submission Census Day Primary Data Submitted Official Submission Window Certification Deadline Amendment Window Fall 1 October 3, 2018 2018–19 Enrollment Counts 2017–18 Grads and Drops English Language Acquisition Status Immigrant Counts Free/Reduced Price Meal Eligibility October 3, 2018 to November 21, 2018 November 21, 2018 November 22, 2018 to December 7, 2018 Fall 2 October 3, 2018 Student Course Enrollments Staff Assignments and FTE English Learner Education Services November 27, 2018 to February ...
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Assessment Spotlight - Issue 5, August 1, 2018

Editor's Note:  We routinely repost messages from the CDE that are marked as "Please share with educators"  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. August’s Featured Digital Library Resource—“Exploring Pi with ‘Sir Cumference’” This month’s featured Digital Library resource, “Exploring Pi with ‘Sir Cumference,’” is a mathematics lesson intended for students in grade seven. It uses the fictional story Sir C...
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CALPADS releases Data Guide version 10.0

 Here are the significant changes from the release today of the new CALPADS Data Guide: Name Section Summary of Changes Student Enrollment 2.1.1 Removed Ungraded Elementary and Ungraded Secondary verbiage from Field # 1.24 (Grade Level). Student Enrollment 2.1.1 Added new comment for District of Choice to Field 1.30 (Student School Transfer Code). Student Information (Demographics) 2.1.2 Added “K-12” to Data Element Public Name for Field Number 2.36. Student Program-Eligbility and Participation 2.1.3 Removed Pregnant and Parenting and 504 Accommodation Plan under participating and added to eligibility. English Learners 3.1.2 Corrected Field Number and Data Element Public for...
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CALPADS Reports (New!)

​We are nearly finished with the build-out of the CALPADS reports section of the website.  We've listed the 84 active reports (both certification and support).  For each we list the name of the report, a screenshot, description, and list of the data elements (the actual headers of the report).  Eventually we will add some additional info for each. Registered members can also post comments/questions/tips for each. View CALPADS Reports section
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Dashboard Coordinator Application Renewal for 18/19

Dear Dashboard Coordinators: The purpose of this e-mail is to remind you that the California Department of Education (CDE) will be requiring a new submission of the Dashboard Coordinator Application for the 2018­–19 school year in order to gain access as the coordinator for your local educational agency (LEA). Even if the coordinator information has not changed from the previous year, the application must be submitted and approved by the LEA superintendent or charter school administrator to receive the login credentials. The CDE will be resetting the 2017–18 Dashboard Coordinator data base at 5 p.m. on August 17, 2018. During this time, there will be no access to the Dashboard Coordinator We...
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CALPADS Program Eligibility vs. Participation Cheat Sheet

Below is a PDF of pages 55 through 69 of the CALPADS Data Guide Version 9.3 that explains various program eligibilty and participation guidelines.   
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DataQuest User Update - July 26, 2018

Dear DataQuest Users: This message is to notify you that the 2016–17 Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) and Outcome data reports 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 to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) by districts and charter schools. New Methodology Beginning with the 2016–17 ACGR and Outcome data, the CDE has made several changes to the business rules and methodology for calculating the four-year ACGR pursuant to new federal guidance and audit recommendations from the U.S. Department Education Office of Inspe...
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CALPADS Flash Update #139

 
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