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2018–19 Data Crosswalk for the California School Dashboard and DataQuest

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File Name: dashboarddq File Size: 70 kb Download File Document from the California Department of Education providing a short overview of the differences in the way that data are produced for DataQuest and the California School Dashboard. 5 page PDF file. 
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Assessment Spotlight Issue #72 - December 4, 2019

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Focusing on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC)—and including, when timely, updates on California's other statewide assessments.Summative ELPAC Assessment Results in the California Educator Reporting SystemThe California Educator Reporting System (CERS) now includes Summative ELPAC results from the 2017–18 and 2018–19 school years. Local educational agency (LEA) staff who have Test Operations Management System (TOMS) logon credentials can enter CERS through the CAASPP Portal or ELPAC Portal to access student assessment results. Over the next two years, CERS will become the single sour...
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CALPADS Update FLASH #165

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Topics include: 2019-20 Fall 1 submission requirements modification; viewing Fall 1 SPED certification errors.2019–20 Fall 1 Submission Requirements ModificationThe CDE recognizes the hard work of LEA staff to incorporate additional data into the Fall 1 submission, and that doing so requires more collaboration both within and external to the LEA. To enable LEAs to focus on certifying the most critical Fall 1 data, the CDE is making the following adjustments to the 2019–20 Fall 1 submission:Report 16.5 – Students with Disabilities – Student Services by Primary Disability  will be excluded from the set of certification reports that LEAs must approve as part of Fall 1. LEAs, however, ...
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CALPADS Update FLASH #164

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Postsecondary Status FileThe CALPADS File Specifications (CFS) includes a new file, the Postsecondary Status (PSTS) file that will be implemented in 2019–20. This file will be used by LEAs to submit survey data to CALPADS that LEAs previously submitted to the CDE through the Perkins Data System (PDS) and the California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS), both of which are now retired. LEAs have generally collected the postsecondary status data for Career Technical Education (CTE) pathway completers and concentrators, and students with disabilities (SWD) who have completed secondary education, through a student survey. LEAs will now submit the data they have collected t...
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DataQuest Update Issue 1

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This message is to notify you that the California Department of Education (CDE) has developed the DataQuest Update to keep DataQuest users informed about upcoming data releases, new reports and downloadable data files, enhancements and changes to DataQuest, and to provide tips on how to use DataQuest.Please see the attached DataQuest Update #1, which provides information about the following topics:Introduction to the DataQuest UpdateDataQuest Changes and EnhancementsUpcoming DataQuest ReleaseDifferences Between DataQuest and the DashboardDataQuest TipsIf you have any questions, please send an email to  you,DataQuest Team File Name: DataQuest-Update-Issue-1- Fil...
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Assessment Spotlight Issue #68

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​Focusing on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC)—and including, when timely, updates on California's other statewide assessments.Science Assessment Implementation Modules!A new resource, the California NGSS 3D Assessment Implementation Modules website, has been developed through a joint effort by the California Science Project, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, Stanislaus County Office of Education, and Ventura County Office of Education with support from the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, California Department of Education (CDE), Califo...
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Message from the California Department of Education regarding the California Physical Fitness Test

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File Name: 2019-20-PFT-Welcome-Back-to-School File Size: 148 kb Download File California Department of Education message about the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Of special note is the change from submitting PFT results every year to once every two years, in accordance with California Education Code Section 60800. This means the CDE will not be collecting PFT results for the 2019–20 PFT administration. Please note, however, LEAs are still responsible for reporting aggregate results of the PFT in their annual school accountability report card. 2 page PDF file.
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PowerSchool announces definitive agreement to acquire Schoology

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​Below is the text sent via email today from PowerSchool CEO, Hardeep Gulati:I'm excited to announce that on October 24, 2019, PowerSchool signed a definitive agreement to acquire Schoology, a leading K-12 learning management system (LMS). PowerSchool currently supports 45 million students with its full suite of K-12 technology solutions, including industry-leading student information systems, assessment and analytics, special education, finance, HR, and talent management tools. Schoology supports more than 20 million users through its learning management and embedded formative assessment platform. Adding Schoology's best-in-class LMS to PowerSchool's award-winning Unified Classroom™ wi...
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Discipline Downloadable Files Update from DataQuest

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Dear DataQuest Users:This message is to notify you about several discipline related downloadable research files and corresponding file structures that have just been updated for 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18. These file updates can be found on the California Department of Education's (CDE's) Student and School Data Files page. The following statewide downloadable files and file structures are available:Suspension RateSuspension Rate File structureExpulsion RateExpulsion Rate File StructureChronic Absenteeism RateChronic Absenteeism File Structure Note: The 2018-19 Suspension, Expulsion, and Chronic Absenteeism data will be released in conjunction ...
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Assessment Spotlight - October 9, 2019

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Focusing on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC)—and including, when timely, updates on California's other statewide assessments.2018–19 Results ReleaseOn October 9, 2019, the California Department of Education (CDE) publicly released the 2018–19 CAASPP results for the following:Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics summative assessments in grades three through eight and grade elevenCalifornia Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade elevenThe results can be found on the CDE Public Reporting website.For...
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CALPADS Update FLASH #162

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CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM) is October 8, 2019The fall CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM) is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.LEAs are requested to register for the CIM. Zoom (the video communications platform to be used for this meeting) will send the actual CIM Meeting link to those that register.The presentation will begin at 9:30, but the Zoom session will be opened early at9:00 a.m. so that attendees can connect and have time to troubleshoot connectivity issues before the presentation begins.If you will be viewing the meeting with others, please register only once, and enter the name of the primary person on the registration form to receive the email notification....
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New Data Release Notification for Special Education from DataQuest

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Dear DataQuest Users:This message is to notify you about updated Special Education data reports now publicly available on the California Department of Education (CDE) DataQuest website at http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/. These reports are based on data submitted to the CDE by local educational agencies (LEAs) through the California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS). Please note: Beginning in 2019-20, LEAs will be submitting special education data to the CDE through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). These reports include:2018–19 Special Education Data Reports·2018-19 Special Education Enrollment by Age and Disability·2018-19 Spec...
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E-rate News Flash

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AnnouncementsImportant Deadline Reminder: Filing FCC Form 500 Service Delivery and Contract ExtensionsThe deadline for delivery and installation of non-recurring services such as Category One broadband installation and Category Two Internal Connections is generally September 30, following the close of the funding year. Applicants with funding requests that contain non-recurring products or services that have not yet been delivered or installed must start working now on filing the FCC Form 500 to request USAC to extend the service delivery deadline and report extended contract end dates.The service delivery and/or contract extension requests must be submitted to USAC on or before the Septembe...
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CALPADS Update Flash #163

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Changes in reporting for Multilingual and English Learner ProgramsThe attached CALPADS Update FLASH #163 (3 page PDF file) provides information about the following topics: New Language Instruction Program Codes for Native and Non-Native English SpeakersReporting English Learner Participation in Language Acquisition ProgramsReporting English Learner Services File Name: calpadsupdflash16_20190926-191911_1 File Size: 145 kb Download File
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Assessment Spotlight Issue #62

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Focusing on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC) and including, when timely, updates on California's other statewide assessments.Survey for LEA Coordinators!On September 17, the California Department of Education (CDE) opened its annual local educational agency (LEA) coordinator survey with a link to the survey emailed to a sampling of LEA coordinators. If you received the email, we hope you will take a few minutes to tell us about the resources and training you need to be successful in your role as an LEA coordinator. This short survey asks about your awareness and use of several...
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CALPADS Update Flash #161

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Special Education Data Collection in CALPADS Beginning September 10, 2019, CALPADS will accept data related to Students with Disabilities (SWD) that were previously submitted to the CDE through the California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS). 14 page PDF file. File Name: calpadsupdflash161 File Size: 404 kb Download File
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Assessment Spotlight Issue #61

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Focusing on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC) and including, when timely, updates on California's other statewide assessments.Single Sign-on for CAASPP and ELPAC Online Components!All CAASPP and ELPAC systems for the 2019-20 school year became available to California local educational agencies (LEAs) on September 3! We are happy to announce that, by using a single username and password, LEA staff can now access all CAASPP and ELPAC online systems:Test Operations Management System (TOMS)Test Administrator InterfaceInterim Assessment Viewing SystemInterim Assessment Hand Scoring ...
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AB 2657 Restraint and Seclusion Implementation Presentation

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File Name: AB-2657-Implementation File Size: 299 kb Download File California Department of Education presentation that reviews the newly enacted AB2657 and the requirements for data collection in CALPADS and suggestions for best practices.  18 page PowerPoint file.
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