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This page contains communications related to CALPADS including system updates, correspondence, and newsletters.

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2015–16 CALPADS Certification Report

Earlier communications are located in the Communications Archive.

CALPADS Updates

The CALPADS Update FLASHES listed below include abbreviated descriptions of the contents of each FLASH memo.

  • CALPADS Update FLASH #113 | DOC | PDF (Dated 04-Feb-2016)
    Topics include: 2015 AYP reports in CALPADS; reconciling AYP data; inclusion codes; accountability rules.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #112 | DOC | PDF (Dated 28-Jan-2016)
    Topics include: Fall 1/Fall 2 submission; system maintenance; change in direct cert. codes; AYP reports; ESSA.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #111 | DOC | PDF (Dated 07-Dec-2015)
    Topics include: Reminder to update browsers for CAASPP; Fall 1 and Fall 2 submission updates; homeless data.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #110 | DOC | PDF (Dated 29-Oct-2015)
    Topics include: System maintenance & Fall 2 submission; prior-year snapshot reports; CAHSEE & LCFF FAQs.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #109 | DOC | PDF (Dated 07-Oct-2015)
    Topics include: Fall 1 submission; overnight snapshot process; CALPADS hours of operation; Fall 2 submission.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #108 | DOC | PDF (Dated 16-Sep-2015)
    Topics include: Sept. release; CAHSEE and SELA guidance; misidentified NSLP students; upcoming CIM; Fall 2.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #107 | DOC | PDF (Dated 25-Aug-2015)
    Topics include: September release implementation; data pull for CELDT assessment; Fall 1 training and registration.

Webinars and Presentations

CALPADS Information Meeting – October 20, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
The PowerPoint slides presented in the October 20, 2015 CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM) are available on the California School Information Services (CSIS) Web site via the link above.

Topic Specific Correspondence

Assessment and Accountability

Letters to Superintendents

Charter School Reporting Status Change Form

Earlier communications are located in the Communications Archive.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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