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How the state uses CALPADS data

 

Data collected through CALPADS are used, in part or in whole, by the CDE to produce the following required state and federal reports:

State reports

    • Education Code (EC) sections 10600–10610.
    • Governmental Code sections 13073 and 13073.5.
    • California Code of Regulations, Title V, >

Federal reports

    • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – Public Law 114-95.
    • EdFacts reporting requirements (Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations [CFR], Part 76).
    • Student National Origin Report.
    • Carl Perkins.
    • Titles VI and IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

Public posting

The CDE uses CALPADS data to provide aggregate information to the general public regarding California’s public school system. Public posting includes:

    • Provision of CALPADS aggregate data to support portions of the CDE’s DataQuest system, which provides the general public with access to aggregate information on the state’s schools.
    • Provision of CALPADS aggregate data to LEAs to populate the School Accountability Report Card (SARC), which LEAs are required to post for each of their schools.

Funding

CALPADS enrollment and free or reduced-price meal (FRPM) counts are used to determine funding for a number of programs, including, but not limited to:

    • Title I funding allocation for county offices of education and direct-funded schools.
    • Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 funding allocation for county offices of education and direct-funded schools.

CALPADS enrollment and FRPM counts are used to determine grant eligibility for a number of programs, including, but not limited to:

    • After School Education and Safety Program
    • 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
    • E-Rate
    • Charter School Facility Grant Program

CALPADS enrollment, FRPM-eligible, English learner, and foster youth unduplicated counts feed into the supplemental and concentration factor of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

CALPADS Foster Youth data are used to determine funding for the Foster Youth Services Coordinating (FYSC) Grant for County Offices of Education. 

CALPADS enrollment and Career Technical Education participant data are used to determine funding for Career Technical Education Inventive Grant Program (CTEICG).

Accountability

Certified data and data (student enrollment/exit, demographic, and program participation data) are pulled periodically from the CALPADS Operational Data Store (ODS) and used to determine performance indicators for the California School Dashboard and accountability under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Specifically:

CALPADS student demographic and program participation data are used to determine student accountability groups, including race/ethnicity, English learner, socio-economically disadvantaged, special education, foster youth, and homeless students for all indicators, including achievement indicators which are based on Smarter Balanced assessment scores.

State Performance Indicator

Key Data

4-year Graduation Cohort

Enrollment and Exit Data

College/Career Indicator

Completion of College-Bearing Courses (formerly dual enrollment)

Completion of Leadership/Military Science Course

Completion of CTE Pathways

Met UC/CSU Entrance Requirement Indicator

State Seal of Biliteracy Indicator

Workforce Readiness (Strategic Skills) Certificate Program Completion Indicator

Food Handler Certification Program Completion Indicator

Pre-Apprenticeship Certification Program Completion Indicator

Pre-Apprenticeship (non-certified) Program Completion Indicator

State or Federal Job Program Completion Indicator

Suspension Rate (K-12)

Student Suspensions

Cumulative Enrollment

Chronic Absenteeism

Student Absenteeism Summary Data

Cumulative Enrollment

English Learner Progress (K-12)

Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) status

 Other Uses of CALPADS Data

The CDE also uses CALPADS data for these purposes:

    • For the CDE’s DataQuest, which provides the general public with access to aggregate information on the state’s schools and districts. 
    • To respond to ad hoc report requests from policy makers, researchers, and other entities.
    • To provide the Department of Finance with enrollment counts used for budget projections.

Source:  Pages 31-33, CALPADS data guide, Version 10.2

 

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