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CARS NewsFlash #42

NewsFlash #42 was sent to Local Educational Agency (LEA) representatives to inform LEAs of plans for the Spring 2014 Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) release.

To:            LEA Staff

From:       CARS Project Team

Date:        February 26, 2014

Planning Ahead for Spring 2014 Release

Attached is a list of the data collections planned for the Spring 2014 release. The Spring 2014 data collection release window is as follows:

  • Opens – Thursday, May 15, 2014 (Note: The open date of May 1 mentioned during the Categorical Program Directors meeting on February 21, 2014 was not correct.)
  • Deadline date – Monday, June 30, 2014

The Education Data Office team will be meeting with various program offices over the next few weeks to clarify any changes that need to be made to data collections. Below is a preliminary list of changes identified.

Title I Part D Facilities Report
For each program type, adding a Yes/No question - Does your LEA have one or more facilities that collect data on student outcomes after exit?
Title I Part D Demographics

For each program type, adding collection of:

  • Count of students who are Limited English Proficient
  • Count of students with a disability
Title I Part D Academic Performance
Reporting of At Risk Program performance results – Grade level improvement categories are being changed. More specific information will be sent in the future.
Title I Part D Outcomes

For each program type, student counts will be reported separately by:

  • While in facility; and
  • Those students after exit (Note: after exit text will be changed from “30 days” to “30 to 90 days”.
Additional Information

Additional information about the CARS is available on the California Department of Education CARS Web page.

If you have any further questions regarding CARS, please contact the Consolidated Application (ConApp) Support Desk by e-mail at

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