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CARS NewsFlash #32

NewsFlash #32 was sent to LEA representatives to inform the LEAs of the Winter 2012 release, the upcoming training Webinar, the plan to share screen shots of CARS when they become available, and tips for printing.
To:            Local Educational Agency (LEA) Staff
From:       CARS Project Team
Date:        December 14, 2012
Subject:  CARS Update FLASH #32
Winter 2012 Release

We are still targeting the release of the Winter 2012 data collections for January 15, 2013 with due date of February 28, 2013. We are currently focused on testing the Title I data collections; EIA and remaining data collections will be tested in early January. At this time, the only significant changes since last year include:

Upcoming Training Webinar

We are planning to host a webinar in conjunction with the release of Winter 2012 data collections. The training will cover the following areas:

Screen Shots of Data Entry Forms

We plan on sharing screen shots of the Winter 2012 data entry forms.

Tips for Printing

In some cases, LEAs find the font sizes in CARS standard reports too small. However, the font sizes in the reports are standard and cannot be changed. One alternative LEAs might consider is to print a scaled up version of the data entry forms. Tips for printing larger versions of data entry forms using Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome are as follows.

Internet Explorer

Google Chrome

Firefox

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 ConApp Support Desk at conappsupport@cde.ca.gov.

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