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Record Layout for 2022 Chronic Absenteeism

Field names, types, and descriptions for the 2022 Chronic Absenteeism Indicator Data File.
Field # Field Name Description Acceptable Values Suppression Rules
1 cds County-District-School Code 14-character string None
2 rtype Record Type S=School Record
D=District/LEA Record
X=State Record
None
3 schoolname School Name Text None
4 districtname District Name Text None
5 countyname County Name Text None
6 charter_flag Charter School Flag Y or Blank
Y=The school is a charter school
None
7 coe_flag County Office of Education Flag Y or Blank
Y=The district is a county office of education
None
8 dass_flag Dashboard Alternative School Status (DASS) Flag Y or Blank
Y=The school is a DASS school
None
9 studentgroup Student Group ALL=All Students
AA=Black/African American
AI=American Indian or Alaska Native
AS=Asian
FI=Filipino
HI=Hispanic
PI=Pacific Islander
WH=White
MR=Multiple Races/Two or More
EL=English Learner
SED=Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
SWD=Students with Disabilities
FOS=Foster Youth
HOM=Homeless Youth
None
10 currnumer Current Numerator

Number of students who were chronically absent.
Integer Blank if currdenom<11
11 currdenom Current Denominator

Number of students enrolled who met the eligibility criteria
Integer None
12 currstatus Current Status

Chronic Absenteeism Rate

(Rounded after calculations. For further information regarding this data field refer to the CA School Dashboard Technical Guide.)
Decimal Blank if currdenom<11
13 statuslevel Status Level

(Determined after calculations and rounding. For further information regarding this data field refer to the CA School Dashboard Technical Guide.)
1=Very High
2=High
3=Medium
4=Low
5=Very Low
0=No Data
0 if currdenom<11
14 certifyflag Non-certified data flag

Districts and schools that did not certify their attendance data in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) are automatically assigned a "High" Status Level if their earned Status Level was Medium, Low, or Very Low.
Y or Blank
Y=Did not certify attendance data
None
15 dataerrorflag Data error flag

Districts and schools that certified zero chronically absent students but had more full days of out-of-school suspension than the number of days reported as absences in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) are automatically assigned a "High" Status Level if their earned Status Level was Medium, Low, or Very Low.
Y or Blank
Y= Had more full-days of out-of-school suspensions than the number of days reported as absences
None
16 reportingyear Reporting Year Text None
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Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 15, 2022
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