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Record Layout for 2019 ELA Academic Indicator

Field names, types, and descriptions for the 2019 Academic Indicator (English Language Arts/Literacy) Data File.
Field # Field Name Description Acceptable Values
1 cds CDS Code 14-character string
2 rtype Record Type

S= School Record
D=District/LEA Record
X=State Record

3 schoolname School Name Text
4 districtname District Name Text
5 countyname County Name Text
6 charter_flag Charter School Flag Y or blank
7 coe_flag County Office of Education Flag Y or blank
8 dass_flag Dashboard Alternative School Status (DASS) School Flag Y or blank
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
ELO=English Learners Only RFP=RFEPs Only
EO=English Only
SED=Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
SWD=Students with Disabilities
FOS=Foster Youth
HOM=Homeless Youth

SBA=Smarter Balanced Assessment
(Students who took the traditional smarter balance assessment)

CAA=California Alternative Assessment (students who took the CalALT assessment)

10 currdenom

Current year number of valid students who took the Smarter Balanced summative assessment in ELA

Integer
11 currstatus Current Status - Average distance from Standard of students who took the Smarter Balanced summative assessment in ELA

(Rounded after calculations. For further information regarding this data field refer to the CA School Dashboard Technical Guide.)

Decimal
12 priordenom Prior year number of valid students who took the Smarter Balanced summative assessment in ELA Integer
13 priorstatus Prior Status - Average distance from Standard of students who took the Smarter Balanced summative assessment in ELA

(Rounded after calculations. For further information regarding this data field refer to the CA School Dashboard Technical Guide.)
Decimal
14 change CHANGE - Difference between current status and prior status

(Rounded after calculations. For further information regarding this data field refer to the CA School Dashboard Technical Guide.)
Decimal
15 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 Low
2=Low
3=Medium
4=High
5=Very High
0=No Data
16 changelevel Change Level

(Determined after calculations and rounding. For further information regarding this data field refer to the CA School Dashboard Technical Guide.)
1=Decreased Significantly
2=Decreased
3=Maintained
4=Increased
5=Increased Significantly
0=No Data
17 color Color 1=Red
2=Orange
3=Yellow
4=Green
5=Blue
0=No Color
18 box If a color was assigned, this value represents the specific 5x5 grid location 10=Very High, Declined Significantly
20=Very High, Declined
30=Very High, Maintained
40=Very High, Increased
50=Very High, Increased Significantly
60=High, Declined Significantly
70=High, Declined
80=High, Maintained
90=High, Increased
100=High, Increased Significantly
110=Medium, Declined Significantly
120=Medium, Declined
130=Medium, Maintained
140=Medium, Increased
150=Medium, Increased Significantly
160=Low, Declined Significantly
170=Low, Declined
180=Low, Maintained
190=Low, Increased
200=Low, Increased Significantly
210=Very Low, Declined Significantly
220=Very Low, Declined
230=Very Low, Maintained
240=Very Low, Increased
250=Very Low, Increased Significantly
0=No Color
19 hscutpoints Indicates if the school or district is held to the High School cut points Y or blank
20 curradjustment The number of points removed from the current year status due to the participation rate being below 95% Decimal
21 prioradjustment The number of points removed from the prior year status due to the participation rate being below 95% Decimal
22 pairshare_method Pair and Share School Method. This identifies schools that do not serve grade 3 or higher and were assigned a district average, county average, or weighted school average of up to three receiving schools for Distance From Standard.

DA=District Average,
CA=County Average,
WA=Weighted Average,
or Blank

23 notesflag

No Test Flag

Districts and schools that fail to test at least 10% of their testing population in either the Smarter Balanced or California Alternative Assessments and qualifies for a color at their overall level or student group levels, are automatically assigned an orange performance level.

Y or blank
(Y = Did not test 10% of students)
24 reportingyear Reporting year. Text
Questions: Academic Accountability Team | aau@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0863 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 12, 2019
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