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SchoolCity Assessment achieves IMS Certification

By becoming IMS Global certified, Illuminate continues to demonstrate a sincere commitment to interoperability standards," said Jason Naile, director of instructional technology and media at Forsyth County Schools in Georgia. To fulfill its promise to provide collaborative solutions to educators, Illuminate Education, the leading K-12 Education Intelligence Platform (EIP), announces that its suite of SchoolCity personalized learning solutions is IMS Global Standards certified. Through this certification, Illuminate Education is meeting its pledge to open standards in light of the critical needs of schools and districts to standardize the usability of digital teaching and learning tools acros...
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CALPADS Flash # 143

CALPADS Status and Common Problems As of Monday, October 8th, CALPADS has been up and running. The CALPADS team has mitigated the issue of users suddenly receiving an error message when working in the system; until the issue is fully resolved, we estimate that approximately 10% of users may experience an instance where CALPADS momentarily presents an error message.Should this occur, the user should log back into CALPADS. Our number one priority continues to be to fully address this problem, but note that this may take a few days. All CALPADS LEA Administrators with a current application on file with the CDE have now been issued an account. If you submitted an LEA Administrator application an...
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Using ELPAC data in CALPADS

 August 2018 "Data for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) in CALPADS presentation.

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Aeries Software adopts Ed-Fi Standard

Aeries Software, the leading provider of student data management systems in California with over 530 public school districts utilizing the Aeries® Student Information System (SIS), today announced at its annual fall User's Conference that it has committed to delivering interoperability to its customers by adopting the Ed-Fi Data Standard, which is a way for multiple sources of data to seamlessly and securely connect. Aeries Software is currently pursuing Ed-Fi Certification, which will ensure the technology platforms are mapped correctly and will work as intended. Aeries Software will be offering this additional functionality to its school districts at no cost. "By adopting the Ed-Fi Data St...
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The 4th annual systems survey is live!

​This is our fourth survey.  Bigger and better than ever!  Now includes over 40 categories and nearly 400 named systems.  Takes only a few minutes and helps us build a picture of the systems that are being used in California school districts and charter schools.   Thanks for your support! Take Survey
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ELPAC Networking Meeting - LACOE 12/12/18

  Please see the attached flyer for information about the ELPAC Networking Meeting being held on December 12, 2018. Location: Los Angeles County Office of Education 9300 Imperial Highway, Education Center Room 107 Downey, CA 90242 Time: 9am – 11:30 am Registration link: https://asm.lacoe.edu/asm/registrant_create.pl?workshop=172i250 Thank you. 
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CALPADS Information Meeting - October 3rd, 2018

A recording of the October 3rd, 2018 Calpads Information Meeting.  Closed captioning completed by the School Technology Leadership crew. :)  If you find the timely resources found on this site useful, please consider signing up and becoming a member.  It's always free and we don't spam or sell the list.  Our goal is to get to 1,000 members by June, 2019!  We can do it!   ​

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CALPADS Flash #142 - Sept 20, 2018

Reminder!  CALPADS is OFFLINE from September 21st to October 3rd, 2018 Some LEAs Require an Updated CALPADS LEA Administrator Application The CDE is updating all LEA CALPADS Administrator applications to ensure that current applications are on file. LEAs that do not have a current CALPADS LEA Administrator application on file were sent an email last week directing them to submit a request for an application to the CALPADS Service Desk. Once you receive the application, it is important that you return it as soon as possible because you will not be issued a new CALPADS account until an approved application is on file. We are working to respond immediately to application requests and to ex...
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CALPADS Flash #141 - September 11, 2018

pdf File Name: calpadsupdflash141 File Size: 238 kb Download File ​Updated Timeline for CALPADS Down Time Upcoming CALPADS Operational Data Store Pull for Graduation Rate Indicator     - Four-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) Data     - One-Year Graduation Rate Data for Selected Alternative Schools     -  Dashboard Graduation Rate Indicator Differences Between the ACGR and the One-Year Graduate Counts CALPADS End-of-Year (EOY) Deadline and Data Uses  
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NEW! LA County CALPADS Network!

Save the Dates! Meeting 1September 28, 20189:00-11:00 am Location: TBD Meeting 2December 3, 20189:00-11:00 am TBD Meeting 3February 13, 20199:00-11:00 am TBD  This year LACOE will facilitate three CALPADS networking sessions timed strategically around important CALPADS certification dates. The goal of these sessions is to support CALPADS administrators and CALPADS data technicians (not an official CALPADS term) as this data source becomes increasingly important in the world of Accountability. CALPADS administrators/data technicians are the target audience for these meetings. Network sessions will highlight data timelines, connections to the CA accountability (for context purposes o...
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E-rate Update Issue 18-08, Sept 6, 2018

Issue 18-08 September 6, 2018 E-rate News Flash Contents: ·         Announcements ·         Pending Dates and Deadlines ·         Upcoming Training Events ·         E-rate Process: Activities to Work on Now Announcements FCC Issues Public Notice on Draft Eligible Services List for FY 2019 On July 30, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice (DA 18-789) establishing the comment period for the Funding Year (FY) 2019 Eligible Services List (ESL). Comments on the draft ESL, whi...
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California Student Data Day!

The Santa Clara County Office of Education is hosting a full-day statewide conference on October 15, 2018 in San Jose.  The focus of the conference is "examining the use of data to impact student achievement and support.  There is a $100 fee but also an early-bird discount if you register before September 15th, 2018. The Keynote is Victoria Bernhardt, an expert in student data and assessment (I own a couple of her books).   From the announcement: Who Attends:Those who attend will explore all facets of the use of data as a means of supporting student success in the classroom, including superintendents, school and district administrators, counselors, teacher leaders, and distric...
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CALPADS Flash Update #140 - Aug 17, 2018

End-of-Year (EOY) Deadline Reminder Local educational agencies (LEAs) are reminded that the close of the End-of-Year (EOY) submission amendment window is Friday, August 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. It is critical for LEAs to certify accurate data by this deadline, as there will be no other opportunities to amend these data. LEAs that fail to certify EOY 1 will not have college-credit bearing course information (dual enrollment) and Career Technical Education (CTE) completer data factored into the calculation of the College/Career Indicator, which will be included in the 2018 California School Dashboard, nor will LEAs that receive Perkins funding meet federal reporting requirements. Those LEAs that ...
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CAASPP System Release Dates for 2018-19

Enter your text here ... Dear LEA CAASPP Coordinator: Components of the CAASPP System are released at different times throughout the year. As you set up your local educational agency’s (LEA’s) test administration window and finalize your planning for another successful administration, please keep the following dates in mind: Date Release Milestone September 4, 2018 ·         Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments will be available. September 17, 2018 ·         The California Spanish Assessment (CSA) field test will be available. (Note that the window for the field test closes on October 12...
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DataQuest Update August 14, 2018

Dear DataQuest Users: This message is to notify you that there have been several data reports released recently to both DataQuest and the California Department of Education (CDE) Downloadable Files web page. The DataQuest Reports are available here: https://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/. The downloadable files are available here: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sd/sd/. New DataQuest Reports and Downloadable Files 1. The CDE has developed the following new DataQuest Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) and Outcome reports that incorporate the new business rule changes: Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (with County/District/School data) Four-...
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California Dashboard Video & Tech Guide

  ​Here's a video describing the California school dashboard, plus the technical guide.  Hat Tip Terri for sending me the updates! :)

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Using the One-Year Graduation Cohort for the College/Career Indicator for Alternative Schools

Using the One-Year Graduation Cohort for the College/Career Indicator for Alternative Schools   
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Data for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) in CALPADS - August 2018

File Name: ELPAC-and-CALPADS-Webinar File Size: 1.2 mb Download File This is the PowerPoint presentation for the "Data for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) in CALPADS" webinar from last week. August 2018 
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Data Submission Reminders for the 2018 California School Dashboard

 Below is the PDF file that was distributed today to Dashboard Coordinators.  
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CALPADS Deadlines 18-19

The CALPADS deadlines for the 2018-19 school year are listed below: CALPADS Calendar for 2018–19 CALPADS Snapshot Collection Windows and Certification Deadlines CALPADS Submission Census Day Primary Data Submitted Official Submission Window Certification Deadline Amendment Window Fall 1 October 3, 2018 2018–19 Enrollment Counts 2017–18 Grads and Drops English Language Acquisition Status Immigrant Counts Free/Reduced Price Meal Eligibility October 3, 2018 to November 21, 2018 November 21, 2018 November 22, 2018 to December 7, 2018 Fall 2 October 3, 2018 Student Course Enrollments Staff Assignments and FTE English Learner Education Services November 27, 2018 to February ...
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