California Department of Education (CDE) and Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) staff developed recorded webinars about changes in course codes and the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), California State Assignment Accountability System (CalSAAS), and the Promoting Equitable Access to Teachers (PEAT) program.
In May 2019, the CDE provided web-based trainings for those who were unable to attend an in-person training that spring, and links to three webinar recordings are listed below by topic. Please note that the definitions of “ineffective” and “out-of-field” teachers were updated by the State Board of Education after the spring 2019 trainings. Current definitions can be found on the Updated Teacher Equity Definitions web page.
Webinar 1: Updates in CALPADS
This webinar explains changes to the CALPADS, including new course codes and attributes. These changes allow for data-sharing between CTC and the CDE and for creation of a communication platform with districts and counties.
Documents that accompany this webinar:
- CTC Documents
- Administrators Assignment Manual (PDF): Manual designed to answer questions regarding certificated assignments
- Advisory on Teacher Assignment Option Education Code Section 44258.3 (PDF): Explanation of a Education Code Section 44258.3 that allows districts to assign teachers outside of their area of credential authorization in a departmentalized setting
- English Learner Authorization Leaflet (PDF): Summary of the documents issued by the Commission that authorize instruction to English learners
- CALPADS Documents
Webinar 2: Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Federal Addendum and PEAT
This recorded webinar provides information about the PEAT program and Title I equity reporting requirements on the LCAP Federal Addendum.
Webinar 3: California State Assignment Accountability System (CalSAAS)
This recorded webinar explains CalSAAS, which will use data from the CTC and CDE to identify potential educator misassignments and will provide a communication platform for counties and school districts to address and resolve them.