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CDMIS Update #29

Preschool Language Information System (PLIS) Overview.

Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS)
January 5, 2023

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PLIS Overview

PLIS Report to CDD-801A Crosswalk

PLIS Technical Assistance Webinar

Preschool Language Information System (PLIS) Overview

In August 2022, the Early Education Division (EED) at the California Department of Education (CDE) released Management Bulletin 22-04, which informed California State Preschool Program (CSPP) contractors of new requirements for identifying and collecting data on dual language learners, language characteristics of preschool programs, and language composition of program staff.

In order to meet these new requirements, the PLIS was established for data collection. This data will be collected in a quarterly PLIS Report. The reporting schedule for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 will be as follows:

FY 2022-23 Reporting Schedule

Report Quarter Reporting Period First Day Reports May Be Submitted Report Due Date

Quarter 2 (Optional)

December 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

January 1, 2023

January 20, 2023

Quarter 3

January 1, 2023 – March 31, 2023

April 1, 2023

April 20, 2023

Quarter 4

April 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023

July 1, 2023

July 20, 2023

The reporting schedule by quarter beyond 2022-23 will be as follows:

General Reporting Schedule

Report Quarter Reporting Period First Day Reports May Be Submitted Report Due Date

Quarter 1

July 1 – September 30

October 1

October 20

Quarter 2

October 1 – December 31

January 1

January 20

Quarter 3

January 1 – March 31

April 1

April 20

Quarter 4

April 1 – June 30

July 1

July 20

Reporting Instructions and Schedule

Management Bulletin 22-04(a) contains the following:

Comparing PLIS Report to CDD-801A

The PLIS to 801A Data Crosswalk has been created with the intention to be a resource for PLIS and Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) users. This document displays all information fields contained within the PLIS Report, and the corresponding 801A data fields, if available. This document also displays all electronic file format specifications for accepted PLIS Report electronic files.

PLIS to 801A Data Crosswalk (DOCX)

PLIS Technical Assistance Webinar

The PLIS Support Team held a PLIS Technical Assistance Webinar for all PLIS Users on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A zoom invite was sent out to all CSPP Program Directors, Executive Directors, and active PLIS Users. The webinar covered the following information:

  • PLIS Reporting Schedule and Reporting Instructions
  • PLIS Report – 801A Data Crosswalk
  • Explanation of Information Fields not contained in the CDD-801A Report
  • Demo of the system

Slides for this presentation be found below.

PLIS Technical Assistance Webinar (PPTX)


For more information or if you have any questions regarding the PLIS, please reach out to the PLIS Support team at PLIS@cde.ca.gov.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 5, 2023
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