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CARS Update Flash #26

Memo to local educational agency (LEA) representatives to provide a list of the most recent data collections to be released and an update on the Title I, Part D data collection.

To:           LEA Staff

From:       Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) Project Team

Date:        October 15, 2012

CARS Releases

This afternoon, as part of the scheduled maintenance, the following data collections will open for submission with a due date of November 9, 2012:

Instructions for these data collections are being mailed along with this Newsflash and will be posted on the CARS web page once they have been approved. Please note that although the data entry form will be available for these data, some of the reports are still being developed and will be released soon.

Title I, Part D
Previously, we had said there would be a dependency between the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) End of Year 2 (EOY 2) - Program Participation submission and the CARS system on the Title I Part D data collection. We had intended to load the CALPADS certified Title I Part D counts of students served into the CARS data collection and reference those counts in validation checks. Unfortunately, in examining how local programs track and serve these students, the Title I Part D data collected in the CALPADS EOY 2 submission are not reliable this year. As such, we will not be loading these CALPADS data into the CARS system and will rely on CARS as the authoritative source for the Title I Part D counts of students served.
For More Information on CARS

You can find more information on the CARS Web page.

If you have any further questions regarding CARS, feel free to e-mail the Consolidated Application (ConApp) Support Desk at conappsupport@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   ConApp Support Desk | conappsupport@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0297
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