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NEW CALPADS errors/bugs for November 20th, 2019

A list of the new bugs . . .  :(  Problem Number Classification Sub Classification Title Request Description Work-Around Priority 5233 Defect Fall 1 Certification Module Fall 1: Invalid fatal CERT138 error CERT 138 is triggered when the exit code is E140. n/a High 5232 Defect Reports & Extracts CERT142 - spelling errors on Certification Error Report Typos on 1.0 Certification Error report for CERT142. n/a Low 5231 Defect Reports & Extracts Fall 1: Snapshot Report 16.1 and 16.3 missing some students Some students who appear to be eligible are missing from 16.1 and 16.3 reports. n/a High 5230 Defect Reports & Extracts Fall 1 Certification page shows inflated error counts ...
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National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, Nov 11-15, 2019

National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, brought to you by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), is an opportunity for government, business, education, community-based organizations, students, and workers to inspire, educate, and engage citizens to pursue careers in cybersecurity. The week-long campaign provides an opportunity to learn about the contributions and innovations of cybersecurity practitioners and the plethora of job opportunities that can be found when exploring cybersecurity as a career choice. Join us in encouraging awareness and exploration of cybersecurity careers through written or online announcements and resources, conducting outreach to share y...
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CALPADS Update FLASH #164

Postsecondary Status File The CALPADS File Specifications (CFS) includes a new file, the Postsecondary Status (PSTS) file that will be implemented in 2019–20. This file will be used by LEAs to submit survey data to CALPADS that LEAs previously submitted to the CDE through the Perkins Data System (PDS) and the California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS), both of which are now retired. LEAs have generally collected the postsecondary status data for Career Technical Education (CTE) pathway completers and concentrators, and students with disabilities (SWD) who have completed secondary education, through a student survey. LEAs will now submit the data they have collected ...
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DataQuest Update Issue 1

This message is to notify you that the California Department of Education (CDE) has developed the DataQuest Update to keep DataQuest users informed about upcoming data releases, new reports and downloadable data files, enhancements and changes to DataQuest, and to provide tips on how to use DataQuest. Please see the attached DataQuest Update #1, which provides information about the following topics: Introduction to the DataQuest UpdateDataQuest Changes and EnhancementsUpcoming DataQuest ReleaseDifferences Between DataQuest and the DashboardDataQuest Tips If you have any questions, please send an email to . Thank you, DataQuest Team File Name: DataQuest-Update-Issue-1...
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ESSA Implementation Stakeholder Session Oct 18, 2019

 Key Implementation Activities for California's Continuous Improvement and Accountability System October 18, 2019 File Name: ESSA_CDE_Webinar-2019.10.18 File Size: 421 kb Download File
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Assessment Spotlight Issue #68

​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. Science Assessment Implementation Modules! A new resource, the California NGSS 3D Assessment Implementation Modules website, has been developed through a joint effort by the California Science Project, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, Stanislaus County Office of Education, and Ventura County Office of Education with support from the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, California Department of Education (CDE), Cali...
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San Bernardino City School District Hit with Ransomware Attack

Source: https://www.sbcusd.com/news/what_s_new/u_p_d_a_t_e__ransomware_attack_on_district_network SBCUSD INFECTED BY RANSOMWARE ATTACK Student and Parent Data Secure on Independent System San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) was infected by a malicious ransomware attack over the weekend. Ransomware is a type of malware that locks data with threats to perpetually block access unless a ransom is paid. SBCUSD computer servers are currently inaccessible due to the cyberattack. We don't believe student data and related family information has been compromised. We are working diligently to protect this data. "It's true that there are significant challenges to access the Distric...
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Message from the California Department of Education regarding the California Physical Fitness Test

File Name: 2019-20-PFT-Welcome-Back-to-School File Size: 148 kb Download File California Department of Education message about the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Of special note is the change from submitting PFT results every year to once every two years, in accordance with California Education Code Section 60800. This means the CDE will not be collecting PFT results for the 2019–20 PFT administration. Please note, however, LEAs are still responsible for reporting aggregate results of the PFT in their annual school accountability report card. 2 page PDF file.
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PowerSchool announces definitive agreement to acquire Schoology

​Below is the text sent via email today from PowerSchool CEO, Hardeep Gulati: I'm excited to announce that on October 24, 2019, PowerSchool signed a definitive agreement to acquire Schoology, a leading K-12 learning management system (LMS). PowerSchool currently supports 45 million students with its full suite of K-12 technology solutions, including industry-leading student information systems, assessment and analytics, special education, finance, HR, and talent management tools. Schoology supports more than 20 million users through its learning management and embedded formative assessment platform. Adding Schoology's best-in-class LMS to PowerSchool's award-winning Unified Classroom™ w...
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Discipline Downloadable Files Update from DataQuest

Dear DataQuest Users:This message is to notify you about several discipline related downloadable research files and corresponding file structures that have just been updated for 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18. These file updates can be found on the California Department of Education's (CDE's) Student and School Data Files page. The following statewide downloadable files and file structures are available:Suspension RateSuspension Rate File structureExpulsion RateExpulsion Rate File StructureChronic Absenteeism RateChronic Absenteeism File Structure Note: The 2018-19 Suspension, Expulsion, and Chronic Absenteeism data will be released in conjunction ...
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Assessment Spotlight - October 9, 2019

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. 2018–19 Results Release On October 9, 2019, the California Department of Education (CDE) publicly released the 2018–19 CAASPP results for the following: Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics summative assessments in grades three through eight and grade elevenCalifornia Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade elevenThe results can be found on the CDE Public Reporting website....
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CALPADS Update FLASH #162

CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM) is October 8, 2019 The fall CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM) is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. LEAs are requested to register for the CIM. Zoom (the video communications platform to be used for this meeting) will send the actual CIM Meeting link to those that register. The presentation will begin at 9:30, but the Zoom session will be opened early at9:00 a.m. so that attendees can connect and have time to troubleshoot connectivity issues before the presentation begins. If you will be viewing the meeting with others, please register only once, and enter the name of the primary person on the registration form to receive the email notificat...
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New Data Release Notification for Special Education from DataQuest

Dear DataQuest Users:This message is to notify you about updated Special Education data reports 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 CDE by local educational agencies (LEAs) through the California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS). Please note: Beginning in 2019-20, LEAs will be submitting special education data to the CDE through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). These reports include:2018–19 Special Education Data Reports·2018-19 Special Education Enrollment by Age and Disability·2018-19 Spec...
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E-rate News Flash


Announcements Important Deadline Reminder: Filing FCC Form 500 Service Delivery and Contract Extensions The deadline for delivery and installation of non-recurring services such as Category One broadband installation and Category Two Internal Connections is generally September 30, following the close of the funding year. Applicants with funding requests that contain non-recurring products or services that have not yet been delivered or installed must start working now on filing the FCC Form 500 to request USAC to extend the service delivery deadline and report extended contract end dates. The service delivery and/or contract extension requests must be submitted to USAC on or before the Septe...
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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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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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Assessment Spotlight Issue #61

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. Single Sign-on for CAASPP and ELPAC Online Components! All CAASPP and ELPAC systems for the 2019-20 school year became available to California local educational agencies (LEAs) on September 3! We are happy to announce that, by using a single username and password, LEA staff can now access all CAASPP and ELPAC online systems: Test Operations Management System (TOMS)Test Administrator InterfaceInterim Assessment Viewing SystemInterim Assessment Hand Scori...
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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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E-rate News Flash

Announcements and News Comments Due on Proposed Eligible Services List for FY2020 On August 2, 2019, the FCC released (DA 19-738) seeking comment on the proposed eligible services list (ESL) for the E-Rate program for funding year 2020. The ESL does not include substantive changes, however, continued support for Managed Internal Broadband Services (MIBS), caching, and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections (BMIC) may be subject to change. Absent Commission action on the Category Two Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) (FCC 19-58), continued eligibility of MIBS, caching and BMIC will vary for applicants that began their five-year Category Two budget cycle in FY2015 versus those that first...
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