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California Department of Education – CALPADS Team and Special Education Division



Per the CALPADS Update Flash #129 that was released on July 21, 2017, the final August 11th EOY certification deadline (the close of the amendment window) for EOY 1, 2, and 3 has been moved to August 25th, in order to accommodate a defect fix. Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) should work with district CALPADS administrators to ensure that all discipline reports in the EOY 3 submission have been reviewed prior to the August 25th certification date. The certification deadline for the California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS) suspension data (formerly Table C) has also been extended to August 25th. All other submissions for CASEMIS (Tables A and B) still have a certification deadline of August 11th.


When is it appropriate for LEAs to populate the Education Program End Date for a Special Education Program record (Education Program Code 144 – Special Education)?

 The only circumstance in which the Education Program End Date for a Special Education Program record should be populated is when the student exits special education for one of the following reasons:

o Student was determined to be no longer eligible for services; o Student completed high school;
o Student aged out of the program (on 23rd birthday);
o Student dropped out of school;

o Student transferred out of state or out of the country; o Student died;
o Parent withdrew the student from special education; o Student received a special education waiver;

o No parental consent was given for an infant to be evaluated for Individualized Education Plan (IEP) services.

 It is NOT appropriate to populate the Education Program End Date for a Special Education Program record in any of the following scenarios:

o Routine year-end program record exits in CALPADS;
o To reflect changes from one primary disability to another;
o When the student transfers to another California public school or district.

How should Special Education Program records be reported for a student who was eligible for special education services, subsequently exits the program and then, after a period of time, is once again determined to be eligible for services?

 First, LEAs must ensure that the original Special Education Program record reflecting the Special Education Initial Entry Date (Education Program Start Date field) and the Special Education Program Exit Date (Education Program End Date field) are in CALPADS. If the record is not in CALPADS, then the record should be submitted.

Then, in order to reflect the subsequent determination that the student is eligible for services, a subsequent Special Education Program record should be submitted reflecting the new eligibility determination date (IEP meeting date) in the Education Program Start Date field. The Education Program End Date field should be null.


The California Department of Education (CDE) Special Education Division will be conducting its annual "Fall CASEMIS Roadshows" beginning in October 2017. Special Education and CALPADS staff will update local educational agencies on upcoming changes in CASEMIS for December 2018, as well as debut some of the data validations that will be required when CASEMIS is transitioned into CALPADS. The proposed dates and locations of these roadshows are listed below. The exact times, addresses, and registration information will be finalized and sent out in the September C2C newsletter. Please save these dates on your calendars.

October 9, 2017, San Diego, CA, San Diego COE
October 11, 2017, Santa Clara COE
October 12, 2017, Sonoma COE
October 13, 2017, Sacramento, CA, Sacramento COE
October 16, 2017, Saddleback USD
October 20, 2017, El Cajon
October 26, 2017, Desert Mountain SELPA
October 27, 2017, Ventura County SELPA
November 9, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles COE 
Contact Us Special Education Division Amanvir Sahota (916) 327-1022 CALPADS Office Sotain Fisher (916) 327-0210 

Guidance on CASEMIS Data Transition


October 25, 2016

Dear County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:

Consistent with the State Superintendent’s Blueprint for Great Schools 2.0, the California Department of Education (CDE) continues to streamline the collection of data and increase its quality to facilitate data-driven decision-making in support of continuous improvement at both the state and local levels. The next major step in this ongoing effort is the transition of the California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS) data collection into the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). The one-time work associated with this transition will translate into ongoing benefits that include reduced data-related workload and increased data quality. Perhaps most importantly, this integration of data will also support programmatic efforts to include students with disabilities (students with individualized education plans or service plans) to a greater extent in the general education environment.

The success of this important effort depends on strong collaboration between the CDE, the Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and student information system (SIS) and special education system (SES) vendors. It will be especially critical for local CALPADS and special education staff to receive support to work closely together during and following the transition.

The CDE has developed a high level timeline that includes a test phase in 2018–19 and full implementation in 2019–20. A more detailed timeline is attached. While full implementation is in the future, it is important that LEAs begin now to modify existing business processes to ensure integrity between data maintained by local SIS and SES.

The CDE has already begun discussions with SELPAs and SES vendors, and will begin to reach out to LEA-level special education and CALPADS staff. Please forward this information to key special education staff and CALPADS LEA administrators. Project updates will be provided primarily through the CASEMIS to CALPADS (C2C) Listserv. Information on how to subscribe to the C2C Listserv can be found on the CDE CALPADS Listservs Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sp/cl/listservs.asp. 


For more information, please contact Shiyloh Duncan-Becerril, Administrator, Special Education Division, by phone at 916-327-3547 or by email at ; or Karen Almquist, Administrator, CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office, by phone at 916-319-0529 or by email at