To: Local Educational Agency Representatives
From: California Department of Education – CALPADS Team
Date: August 28, 2013
Subject: CALPADS Update FLASH #80
RELEASE OF UPDATED ACCOUNTABILITY DATAThis past May, LEAs were notified of an opportunity to correct data in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Operational Data Store (ODS) to update 2011–12 cohort graduation data and 2012–13 continuous enrollment and student group data for the 2013 Growth Academic Performance Index (API) and 2013 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). LEAs were given until the close of business on June 27, 2013 to make corrections to these data, and data were extracted from the CALPADS ODS on June 28 and used to update the accountability measures. The 2011–12 Cohort Outcome Reports have now been updated in DataQuest and will be reflected in the 2013 AYP cohort graduation rate (class of 2011–12) used for the 2013 AYP determinations. The 2013 AYP and 2013 Growth API have also been updated. LEAs received a private preview of these measures on August 23, 2013; these data will be publicly posted on August 29, 2013.
In mid-September, the CDE will provide LEAs with access to student-level data files that will help them identify any potential errors. More detailed information will be provided when the data files are made available. LEAs will have until the close of business on October 31, 2013 to make final corrections to the CALPADS ODS data that impact these accountability measures.
UPCOMING PREVIEW OF END-OF-YEAR 3 DISCIPLINE DATA
The 2012–13 discipline data reports are currently available on the California Department of Education (CDE) Web site exclusively to those LEAs and independently-reporting charter (IRC) schools that certified the 2012–13 CALPADS End-of-Year (EOY) 3 submission by the August 9 certification deadline. LEAs are encouraged to review these data, and as necessary, make changes to CALPADS before the close of the amendment window. All LEAs and IRCs must certify their 2012–13 CALPADS EOY 3 Discipline submission by the September 11, 2013 amendment window deadline. If your LEA or IRC chooses to decertify during the amendment window, it is critical that decertification/recertification is completed by this deadline. If data are not certified by the September 11 final deadline, no discipline data will be associated with your district for the 2012–13 school year.
OVERVIEW OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2013–14 DATA COLLECTIONS
A letter dated August 28, 2013, sent to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators, provides an overview of the CDE 2013–14 Data Collections. This letter will be posted on the CDE CALPADS Communications Web page under the “Letters to Superintendents” heading at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sp/cl/communications.asp. This letter provides an overview of the following CDE 2013–14 data collections:
- California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
- California Basic Educational Data System–Online Reporting Application (CBEDS-ORA)