CALPADS Consulting - CA

In 2009, California introduced CALPADS, the state’s official longitudinal data system used to maintain individual-level data. Data housed within CALPADS include student and staff demographics, course data and section information, discipline, assessments, and other vital information. For many charter schools in California, the transition to CALPADS introduced a challenge in collecting and maintaining quality data.

With each passing year, your CALPADS data is becoming more and more critical to funding (LCFF), accountability (defining of subgroups), and assessment functions (TIDE & Smarter Balanced). The necessity of submitting accurate data to CDE is vital to the success of your school.

CALPADS Services Offered:

Preparation and submission of all four Fall 1 extracts (SENR, SINF, SELA, SPRG) to CALPADS

Preparation and submission of all five applicable EOY extracts per school (CRSC, SCSC, SDIS, SWAV, SCTE)

Preparation and submission all four applicable Fall 2 extracts (SDEM, SASS, CRSE, SCSE) to CALPADS

Correction of all submission errors and posting of each extract per submission cycle

Correction of all fatal certification errors to ensure certification for Fall 1, Fall 2, and EOY

Resolution of Concurrent Enrollments, Multiple Identifiers, and Exit Reason Discrepancies to ensure timely certification

SSID Management

Monthly Direct Certification reports

Aggregate and summary reports with each submission

Train schools on best practices to become more efficient with their data entry efforts

There are over 100 data entry points within a Student Information System that are required for the various submission phases of CALPADS. CSMC installs a custom validation tool within your PowerSchool server that makes it incredibly simple for office staff to locate errors, make corrections, and assess overall CALPADS readiness all on one screen. CSMC assists you through the entire CALPADS process from extracting your files, uploading your data, and correcting all certification errors for you. With CSMC you won’t need to hire a full time staff member to do CALPADS all day. Let us take it off your plate!