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CARS NewsFlash #49

CARS NewsFlash #49

News Flash 49 was sent to LEA representatives to announce the 2015 ConApp Winter Release; and provide information regarding any changes in reporting.


To:            Consolidated Application Subscription List, CARS LEA User Administrators

From:       Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) Project Team

Date:        December 15, 2015

Subject:    Consolidated Application and Reporting System Update FLASH #49


2015 Winter Release

The Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) is on schedule for a Friday, January 15, 2016 release of the data collections listed in the attached document. All data collections will be due on Monday, February 29, 2016.


Summary of Changes

2013–14 Title II, Part A Fiscal Year Expenditure Report, Closeout 27 Months

  • Added Total Apportionment field, which will be used in calculating unspent funds.

2014–15 Title I, Part A Carryover

  • If “Carryover 15 month percent” is greater than 15 percent, even if the Local Education Agency is not eligible for a waiver, the fields for “Allowable Carryover Amount (15%)” and “Amount of Carryover Funds above the Allowable 15%” will display.

2014–15 Title III, Part A Immigrant YTD Expenditure Report, 18 Months

  • Added display of supplemental entitlement, which be included in calculating unspent funds.

2015–16 Title I, Part Notification of Authorization of School-wide Program

  • Allowable local board approval date must be on or before February 29, 2016.

2015–16 Title I, Part A LEA Allocation

  • The carryover amount must equal the prior fiscal year 12 month carryover amount or, whichever is less, either the prior year 15 month carryover amount or the allowable carryover amount (15 percent of the prior fiscal year entitlement plus transfers-in amount).
  • The carryover amount will be pre-populated with the lesser of either the prior year 15 month carryover amount or the allowable carryover amount (15 percent of the prior fiscal year entitlement plus transfers-in amount).

2015–16 Title I, Part A Reservations, Required

  • Added prior year “Unallocated Choice/SES” field to the Program Improvement reservations.
    • The amount entered will be included in the district reservation and subtracted from the adjusted allocation amount.
    • The amount entered cannot be greater than the prior year reported carryover.

2015–16 Title I, Part A School Allocations

  • Changed the definition of the Eligible column from “School low income percentage is equal to or greater than the District-wide low income percentage” to “School is eligible for Title I, Part A funds if its low income percentage is equal to or greater than district-wide low income percentage, or greater than 75%”.
  • Changed the definition of Funding Required from “equal to or greater than 75%” to “greater than 75%”.
  • Changed exception code “h - Locally Funded Charter (LFC) Opt In” functionality. For locally funded charters only, exception code “h” can be used in lieu of exception code "a". A LFC must meet all ranking and funding requirements.

2015–16 Title II, Part A LEA Allocations and Reservations

  • Removed the prior year carryover field.

2015–16 Title III, Part A Immigrant LEA Allocations

  • Removed the prior year carryover field.

2015–16 Title III, Part A LEP LEA Allocations

  • Removed the prior year carryover field.

2015–16 Consolidation of Administrative Funds

  • Removed Title II, Part A (Administrator Training), SACS Code 4036.


Additional Information

Additional information about the CARS is available on the CDE CARS Web page.

If you have any further questions regarding CARS, please contact the Consolidated Application Support Desk by e-mail at .

If this e-mail was forwarded to you and you wish to subscribe to the Consolidated Application email list, please send a blank email to .



Questions:   ConApp Support Desk | | 916-319-0297 


Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

CARS NewsFlash #49

News Flash 49 was sent to LEA representatives to announce the 2015 ConApp Winter Release; and provide information regarding any changes in reporting.

To: Consolidated Application Subscription List, CARS LEA User Administrators From: Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) Project Team Date: December 15, 2015 Subject: Consolidated Application and Reporting System Update FLASH #49 2015 Winter Release

The Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) is on schedule for a Friday, January 15, 2016 release of the data collections listed in the attached document. All data collections will be due on Monday, February 29, 2016.

Summary of Changes

2013–14 Title II, Part A Fiscal Year Expenditure Report, Closeout 27 Months

  • Added Total Apportionment field, which will be used in calculating unspent funds.

2014–15 Title I, Part A Carryover

  • If "Carryover 15 month percent" is greater than 15 percent, even if the Local Education Agency is not eligible for a waiver, the fields for "Allowable Carryover Amount (15%)" and "Amount of Carryover Funds above the Allowable 15%" will display.

2014–15 Title III, Part A Immigrant YTD Expenditure Report, 18 Months

  • Added display of supplemental entitlement, which be included in calculating unspent funds.

2015–16 Title I, Part Notification of Authorization of School-wide Program

  • Allowable local board approval date must be on or before February 29, 2016.

2015–16 Title I, Part A LEA Allocation

  • The carryover amount must equal the prior fiscal year 12 month carryover amount or, whichever is less, either the prior year 15 month carryover amount or the allowable carryover amount (15 percent of the prior fiscal year entitlement plus transfers-in amount).
  • The carryover amount will be pre-populated with the lesser of either the prior year 15 month carryover amount or the allowable carryover amount (15 percent of the prior fiscal year entitlement plus transfers-in amount).

2015–16 Title I, Part A Reservations, Required

  • Added prior year "Unallocated Choice/SES" field to the Program Improvement reservations.
    • The amount entered will be included in the district reservation and subtracted from the adjusted allocation amount.
    • The amount entered cannot be greater than the prior year reported carryover.

2015–16 Title I, Part A School Allocations

  • Changed the definition of the Eligible column from "School low income percentage is equal to or greater than the District-wide low income percentage" to "School is eligible for Title I, Part A funds if its low income percentage is equal to or greater than district-wide low income percentage, or greater than 75%".
  • Changed the definition of Funding Required from "equal to or greater than 75%" to "greater than 75%".
  • Changed exception code "h - Locally Funded Charter (LFC) Opt In" functionality. For locally funded charters only, exception code "h" can be used in lieu of exception code "a". A LFC must meet all ranking and funding requirements.

2015–16 Title II, Part A LEA Allocations and Reservations

  • Removed the prior year carryover field.

2015–16 Title III, Part A Immigrant LEA Allocations

  • Removed the prior year carryover field.

2015–16 Title III, Part A LEP LEA Allocations

  • Removed the prior year carryover field.

2015–16 Consolidation of Administrative Funds

  • Removed Title II, Part A (Administrator Training), SACS Code 4036.

Additional Information

Additional information about the CARS is available on the CDE CARS Web page.

If you have any further questions regarding CARS, please contact the Consolidated Application Support Desk by e-mail at .

If this e-mail was forwarded to you and you wish to subscribe to the Consolidated Application email list, please send a blank email to .

Questions: ConApp Support Desk | | 916-319-0297 Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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CALPADS Update FLASH #116

OPENING OF 2015–16 END-OF-YEAR SUBMISSION WINDOW

The 2015–16 End-of-Year (EOY) submission window opens May 23, 2016. Local educational agencies (LEAs) are expected to certify all applicable EOY submissions this year.

LEAs are strongly encouraged to start on the EOY submissions immediately and not wait until school is out to begin file uploads to CALPADS. All the EOY submissions use a reporting period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. It is to an LEA's advantage to begin the upload process now, prior to school ending, because doing so can provide reports to help LEAs resolve data problems before staff leave for the summer. Once school ends, LEAs will need to re-upload the files, but the reconciliation process should be much faster because the majority of issues would have already been resolved.

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CALPADS News Flash!!! HOT!

FALL 1 CALPADS AMENDMENT WINDOW DEADLINE EXTENDED!Due to the delay in the availability of the preview of Fall 1 data, which includes the Unduplicated Pupil Count (UPC) that will be used in 2015–16 Second Principal Apportionment (P-2), the California Department of Education (CDE) has extended the Fall 1 deadline to March 18, 2016. The Fall 2 deadlines remain the same. The deadlines are summarized below: ​Submission ​ ​Original Deadline ​New Deadline ​Fall 1 ​Last Day of Amendment Window ​February 19, 2016 ​March 18, 2016 ​Fall 2​CertificationDeadline​March 4, 2016​No Change​Fall 2​Last Day of Amendm...
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What are the LCFF and LCAP?

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

Big Changes in School Funding

California's system for funding schools is getting its biggest overhaul since Prop 13, which significantly altered funding sources, passed in the 1970s. Beginning this school year, California Public Schools (including Charter Schools) will be funded through a new system that replaces the old "categorical" approach of the last several decades. The new system is known as the Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF for short.

What is LCFF?

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) establishes a base grant for every student attending a public school in California. It then provides a supplemental grant for every student in a district who qualifies as low income, is a foster youth, or is an English language learner. Finally, a concentration grant is provided to school districts where more than 55 percent of students receive the supplemental grant.

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

In order to receive funding, every California school district is required to prepare a "Local Control and Accountability Plan which spells out a list of annual, measurable goals. Each Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) must address eight areas of state priorities:

  • Basic Services
  • Student Outcomes
  • Course Access
  • School Climate
  • Implementation of Common Core State Standards
  • Parental Involvement
  • Student Engagement
  • Student Achievement

For planning purposes, the state's proposed LCAP template groups the eight state priorities into three categories:

  • Conditions of Learning
  • Student Outcomes
  • Engagement
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Important Fields for the CELDT CALPADS Merge Processes

Dear CELDT District Coordinator:

As you may know, the 2015–16 Edition California English Language Development Test (CELDT) data will be merged twice with data from the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS): (1) after the CELDT Data Review Module (DRM), and (2) at the end of the 2015–16 administration.

There are several fields that must be accurate in order for this process to be successful, including the Date Testing Completed and Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) fields on the Answer Book, and the name and code of the student’s school on the Group Identification Sheet (GIS). This is especially important during the Initial Assessment (IA) Window as there is no DRM available to edit this information for students tested during this window.

Please make sure that the Date Testing Completed (field 9) is filled in accurately for all students, and that the SSID (field 5) is filled in for students who either do not have a Pre-Identification (Pre-ID) label or who have a Pre-ID label without an SSID. Check these fields on each and every Answer Book prior to sending them in for scoring and reporting throughout the IA Window. If the Date Testing Completed field is blank or invalid, Educational Data Systems will enter a valid date associated with the administration month in which the document was returned for scoring. This may not be an accurate date if the Answer Book was held before it was shipped for scoring, and this may prevent the CELDT student record from matching with CALPADS data.

Also, please take special care to ensure that the appropriate school’s GIS is placed on top of the Answer Books for students who tested at that school. It is the GIS that assigns the students to a school, and this information cannot be changed after scoring and reporting.

More information on the fields to be merged with CALPADS data into the Merged Post-DRM and Merged November–June Cumulative Student Score File is provided in the 2015–16 Student Score File Layout Version 1.0, available on the Document Archive Web page.

If you have any questions related to this process, please contact the CELDT Customer Support Center by phone at 866-850-1039 or by e-mail at .

Sincerely,


CELDT Project Team
Educational Data Systems

Note: Please do not send a reply to this e-mail message as this e-mail address is not monitored. If you have further questions, please contact the CELDT Customer Support Center.

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Registration now open for Fall 2 CALPADS training

Fall 2 training sessions are now open for registration. The schedule shows the majority of classes starting in January except for a few early ones in December. The early advanced class is intended for LEAs that have completed (or nearly completed) Fall 1 and need a refresher on the Fall 2 submission. Classes will be added as needed to accommodate the demand.

To obtain detailed information about class descriptions and the target audiences for each class offered, please see the FCMAT/CSIS Course Catalog at http://csis.fcmat.org/Pages/Course-Catalog.aspx. All of the training sessions will be held via Microsoft Lync Internet conferencing. The training material, along with instructions regarding how to access the Web conference, will be sent one day prior to each training date.

You may enroll in a training session via the FCMAT/CSIS Training Web site (see below). When you enroll, please be sure to note the training date on your calendar. Once you have enrolled in a training session, you will no longer see the “Enroll” button for that particular training session. (There will be a “Dis-enroll” button, should you no longer wish to be enrolled.) Please share this information with others in your agency where appropriate.

COURSE TITLES:

The following table depicts available Fall 2 courses for CALPADS 2015 and the recommended target audience for each:

How to Register for an Account on the FCMAT-CSIS Web site at http://csis.fcmat.org/Documents/Documentation/How-To-Register-For-A-FCMAT-CSIS-Website-Account.pdf.

Once you have an account, you can register for training sessions.

To register for the 2015 CALPADS training sessions, visit the FCMAT/CSIS training Web page at http://csis.fcmat.org/Pages/Trainings.aspx.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk by:

Submitting a service request ticket via the CALPADS Service Request form at http://www2.cde.ca.gov/calpadshelp/default.aspx
E-mailing

 

Training SessionsRecommended Target Audience
Fall 2 – Data Population All LEAs and HR or individuals who maintain Staff data
Fall 2 – Elementary Data Population All LEAs and HR or individuals who maintain Staff data
 Fall 2 – Reporting and Certification New staff and experienced staff needing a refresher
Fall 2 – Advanced Reporting and Certification Experienced staff who completed Fall 2 last year


TRAINING REGISTRATION:
You must have an account for the FCMAT/CSIS Web site in order to register for training.
The training registration process will require logging in to the FCMAT/CSIS Web site. If you do not have an account for the FCMAT/CSIS Web site, you will need to register for one: See the FCMAT/CSIS document entitled

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CALPADS Course Codes have been updated

Description: Several new codes have been added to, and a handful removed from, the “Course Group State” code set, used to validate field 9.07 (CRS-State Course Code) in the Course Section Records extract.

Resolution: The validation has been updated to reflect the recent changes, so that incorrect errors will no longer appear.

Added codes include:

2173 – IB Language A: Literature
2174 – IB Language A: Language and Literature
2175 – IB Literature and Performance SL
2190 – Dual Enrollment College Course – English Language Arts
2281 – IB Language A: Literature (non-English)
2282 – IB Language A: Language and Literature (non-English)
2283 – IB Literature and Performance SL (non-English)
2290 – Dual Enrollment College Course – Foreign Languages
2362 – IB Dance
2434 – Grade 6 Mathematics – Common Core
2435 – Grade 7 Mathematics – Common Core
2436 – Grade 8 Mathematics – Common Core
2437 – Algebra 1 – Common Core
2438 – Algebra II – Common Core
2439 – Geometry – Common Core
2440 – Integrated Mathematics I – Common Core
2441 – Integrated Mathematics II – Common Core
2442 – Integrated Mathematics III – Common Core
2443 – Integrated Mathematics IV – Common Core
2444 – PreCalculus – Common Core
2445 – Statistics and Probability – Common Core
2446 – Algebra 1A – Common Core
2447 – Algebra 1B – Common Core
2490 – Dual Enrollment College Course – Mathematics
2668 – IB Sports Exercise and Health Science
2675 – AP Physics 1: Algebra-based
2676 – AP Physics 2: Algebra-based
2690 – Dual Enrollment College Course – Science
2779 – IB World Religions SL
2780 – IB Global Politics
2790 – Dual Enrollment College Course – History/Social Science
2825 – AP Seminar
2826 – AP Research
2890 – Dual Enrollment College Course – Visual or Performing Arts
2962 – IB Film
6026 – (Teacher Librarian) Information and Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship
6090 – Dual Enrollment College Course – Other

Removed codes include:
2160 – IB Language A1 (English) – Literature
2260 – IB Language A (non-English)
2263 – IB Language A2
2672 – AP Physics B
4106 – Restaurant Marketing
4124 – Business Technology
4601 – Computer operations/computer science
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