School Grade Span Group Assignment2013-14 Consolidated Application guidance for grouping schools by grade span group.
Grade Span Groups are assigned in consideration of the grade levels offered in a given school. There are 3 groups. Generally, Grade Span Code 1 is for elementary grades, Grade Span Code 2 is for middle grades, and Grade Span Code 3 is for high schools. Grade Span Codes 1, 2 and 3 are the only ones allowable. The table below provides a reference on which Grade Span Group Code to assign a school. If the school's grade levels are not reflected in the table, the local educational agency (LEA) should exercise its own discretion in assigning the Grade Span Group to the school.
Note: If the grade levels of a school have changed the LEA must go through the California School Directory database change process located at the California Department of Education (CDE) Schools and Districts Web page. The proper form may be found under the section "School and District Updates," "School Forms," then select "Change Request for a California School Directory Database Code" (form CDS02). This form must be submitted to the CDE per instructions.
Additional Information on grade-span option: The Educational Data Management Division within the CDE has established the following designations of grade spans based upon the grades served by a school.
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