CAPAAR Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently asked questions in connection with the California Partnership Academies online Annual Reporting System.
Credits Toward Graduation
The “required credits toward graduation current year, not cumulative” pertains the number the number of credits that a student would need in order to meet graduation requirements in your district/school, divided by four years. For example, if the school requires 220 credits to graduate, the number that you would enter in this field is 55 (220/4 = 55).
Average Teacher Cost per Teaching Period
This amount can be determined by taking the annual teacher salary and dividing it up by the number of periods in a typical school day.
Race and Ethnicity Codes
The two part question separates ethnicity and race. It includes two categories for ethnicity and five for race, and respondents are allowed to choose more than one race. Hispanic/Latino is considered an ethnicity, not a race. The Individual data collection format of the two-part federal question is as follows, with the ethnicity part asked first:
Ethnicity (Select one)
- Hispanic or Latino (A person who is Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.)
- Not Hispanic or Latino
Race (Select one or more, regardless of Ethnicity)
- American Indian or Alaska Native (A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.)
- Asian (A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example; Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Vietnam.)
- Black or African American (A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.)
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands.)
- White (A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.)
When the user has not entered data for 45 minutes, the system “times out” and requires the user to log on again. All data entered in the currently displayed section will be lost unless the user saved the data prior to the commencement of the time-out.
Suggestion: If you are going to leave your desk, we suggest saving the data first.
The user should ONLY USE the buttons at the bottom of the page to navigate the site, as they automatically preserve data prior to obeying the forward/backward command. You should not use the browser back/forward navigation buttons, as your data will be lost.
Close and Save Buttons
The Close button saves the information on the page displayed and returns the user to the menu page.
The Save button saves the information on the page displayed and stays open to that page. It does not return the user to the menu page.