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2015-16 DATA COLLECTIONS: ANNUAL BACK-TO-SCHOOL LETTER

2015-16 DATA COLLECTIONS: ANNUAL BACK-TO-SCHOOL LETTER

The purpose of this update is to kick off the 2015–16 data collection season for the following major data collections:

  • California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
  • California Basic Educational Data System - Online Reporting Application (CBEDS-ORA)
  • Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS)

The 2015–16 certification and amendment window deadlines for these data collections are posted on the CDE Submission Calendar Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/dc/es/subcal.asp.

CALPADS UPDATE

In prior years, the emphasis has been on submitting data for the Fall and End-of-Year (EOY) submissions. It is now important to recognize that enrollment data are pulled from the CALPADS Operational Data Store (ODS) on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis throughout the year to support functions important to LEAs.

CALPADS enrollment data are pulled on a daily basis to enable LEAs to test students using the interim Smarter Balanced assessments and the summative assessments which occur in the spring. LEAs are reminded that in order to assess students using the interim assessments, they must update CALPADS with current year enrollments. In addition, for summative assessments, CALPADS must include special education and 504 program records in order for students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 plans to access appropriate accommodations during testing.