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CALPADS Flash Update #167

When to Use an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), Individualized Education Program (IEP), or an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) This Flash provides further specificity to Flash 161 regarding which plan types students with disabilities (SWD) should have. Individuals: Birth to 35 months should have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Ages 3 to 5, should have an Individualized Education Program (IEP), even if the child is attending a private preschool, private transitional kindergarten, or private kindergarten (that is not a nonpublic, nonsectarian certified school). LEAs should enroll students ages 3 to 5 who are attending a private school at the district level, with the Re...
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CALPADS Flash Update #168 - December 17, 2019

Important Reminder to update the Student English Language Acquisition Status in CALPADS Prior to Summative Testing for the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California All English learners must be assessed annually with the Summative English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC). In order to be tested, students must have an English Language Acquisition Status (ELAS) of English Learner (EL) in CALPADS. Therefore, it is critical that students' ELAS are up-to-date in CALPADS before the Summative ELPAC testing opens on February 3, 2020, in order that students may be tested. In addition, any students' initial ELAS statuses that have been corrected through one of the all...
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Physical Fitness Data Collection Update

This is from an email distributed today (December 17, 2019) to LEA's: The California Department of Education (CDE) will not be collecting 2019–2020 school year California Physical Fitness Test (PFT) results from the local educational agencies (LEAs) maintaining any of grades five, seven, and nine. LEAs are still required to annually administer the PFT. In accordance with California Education Code Section 60800(c), "Pupils shall be provided with their individual results after completing the PFT [by the LEA]. The test results may be provided orally as the pupil completes the testing." For the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) February 2020 reporting, LEAs have the option of submitting t...
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2018–19 Data Crosswalk for the California School Dashboard and DataQuest

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

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 System The 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 so...
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CALPADS Update FLASH #165

Topics include: 2019-20 Fall 1 submission requirements modification; viewing Fall 1 SPED certification errors. 2019–20 Fall 1 Submission Requirements Modification The 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, howeve...
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DataQuest Update for November 26, 2019

 
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NEW CALPADS errors/bugs for November 20th, 2019

A list of the new bugs . . .  :(  Problem Number Classification Sub Classification Title Request Description Work-Around Priority 5233 Defect Fall 1 Certification Module Fall 1: Invalid fatal CERT138 error CERT 138 is triggered when the exit code is E140. n/a High 5232 Defect Reports & Extracts CERT142 - spelling errors on Certification Error Report Typos on 1.0 Certification Error report for CERT142. n/a Low 5231 Defect Reports & Extracts Fall 1: Snapshot Report 16.1 and 16.3 missing some students Some students who appear to be eligible are missing from 16.1 and 16.3 reports. n/a High 5230 Defect Reports & Extracts Fall 1 Certification page shows inflated error counts ...
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National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, Nov 11-15, 2019

National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, brought to you by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), is an opportunity for government, business, education, community-based organizations, students, and workers to inspire, educate, and engage citizens to pursue careers in cybersecurity. The week-long campaign provides an opportunity to learn about the contributions and innovations of cybersecurity practitioners and the plethora of job opportunities that can be found when exploring cybersecurity as a career choice. Join us in encouraging awareness and exploration of cybersecurity careers through written or online announcements and resources, conducting outreach to share y...
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CALPADS Update FLASH #164

Postsecondary Status File The 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 ...
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DataQuest Update Issue 1

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 Tips If you have any questions, please send an email to . Thank you, DataQuest Team File Name: DataQuest-Update-Issue-1...
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ESSA Implementation Stakeholder Session Oct 18, 2019

 Key Implementation Activities for California's Continuous Improvement and Accountability System October 18, 2019 File Name: ESSA_CDE_Webinar-2019.10.18 File Size: 421 kb Download File
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Assessment Spotlight Issue #68

​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), Cali...
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San Bernardino City School District Hit with Ransomware Attack

Source: https://www.sbcusd.com/news/what_s_new/u_p_d_a_t_e__ransomware_attack_on_district_network SBCUSD INFECTED BY RANSOMWARE ATTACK Student and Parent Data Secure on Independent System San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) was infected by a malicious ransomware attack over the weekend. Ransomware is a type of malware that locks data with threats to perpetually block access unless a ransom is paid. SBCUSD computer servers are currently inaccessible due to the cyberattack. We don't believe student data and related family information has been compromised. We are working diligently to protect this data. "It's true that there are significant challenges to access the Distric...
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Message from the California Department of Education regarding the California Physical Fitness Test

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

​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™ w...
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Discipline Downloadable Files Update from DataQuest

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

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 Release On 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....
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CALPADS Update FLASH #162

CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM) is October 8, 2019 The 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 notificat...
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New Data Release Notification for Special Education from DataQuest

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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