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File Structure: Cohort Outcome Data 2010–15

File structure for the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) cohort outcome data reported by race/ethnicity, program participation, and gender for years 2009–10 through the current year.

File Name: cohort10.txt, cohort11.txt, cohort12.txt, cohort13.txt, cohort14.txt and cohort15.txt

This file provides the cohort outcome data by sub group and racial/ethnic designation. Data are provided at the state, county, district, and school levels.

Field Name

Type Field

Width

Description

CDS

Character

14

This 14-digit code is the official, unique identification of a school within California. The first two digits identify the county, the next five digits identify the school district, and the last seven digits identify the school.

Name

Character

90

Agency name.

AggLevel Character 1

This is a coded field for identifying the aggregate level. The aggregate levels are coded as follows.

  • D = Local educational agency totals (includes districts and direct funded charter schools)
  • O = County totals
  • S = School totals
  • T = State totals
DFC Character 1

Direct funded charter indicator. Indicates whether or not the agency is a direct funded charter. This field is coded as follows:

  • Y = Yes, direct funded charter
  • N = No, not a direct funded charter

Subgroup

Character

10

This is a coded field for identifying subgroups of students, such as, program participation and gender. The subgroups are coded as follows:

Program Participation

  • EL – English learners
  • MIG – Migrant Education
  • SD – Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
  • SE – Special Education

Gender

  • FEM – Female
  • MAL – Male

Other

  • All – Total of all subgroups

Subgrouptype

Character

10

This is a coded field for identifying racial/ethnic designation. The racial/ethnic designations are coded as follows:

  • 0 – Not Reported
  • 1 – American Indian or Alaskan Native, not Hispanic
  • 2 – Asian, not Hispanic
  • 3 – Pacific Islander, not Hispanic
  • 4 – Filipino, not Hispanic
  • 5 – Hispanic or Latino
  • 6 – African American, not Hispanic
  • 7 – White, not Hispanic
  • 9 – Two or more races, not Hispanic
  • All – Total of all races/ethnicities

NumCohort

Character

10

Number of students in the cohort.

NumGraduates

Character

10

Number of students who graduated from the cohort.

Cohort Graduation Rate

Decimal

10, 2

Rate of students who graduated from the cohort.

NumDropouts

Character

10

Number of students who dropped out from the cohort.

Cohort Dropout Rate

Decimal

10, 2

Rate of students who dropped out from the cohort.

NumStillEnrolled

Character

10

Number of students from the cohort that are still enrolled.

Still Enrolled Rate

Decimal

10, 2

Rate of students from the cohort that are still enrolled.

NumSpecialEducation

Character

10

Number of special education students in the cohort.

Special Ed Completers Rate

Decimal

10, 2

Rate of special education students in the cohort who completed high school.

NumGED

Character

10

Number of students in the cohort who passed the General Educational Development (GED) test.

GED Rate

Decimal

10, 2

Rate of students in the cohort who passed the GED test.

Year Character 4 Year of data.

Please note the following when using this data.

  • County-wide rates and data are displayed for County Office of Education’s (COEs) and COE administered schools.
  • District-wide rates and data are displayed for Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM) schools that are not Direct Funded Charters and not administrated by a COE.
  • Data for Direct Funded Charter schools are not included in their authorizing agency’s totals.
  • Blank fields or fields marked with an asterisk (*) are used to protect student privacy where there are ten or fewer students.
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Last Reviewed: Friday, April 28, 2017
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