Skip to content

[CA] Key Takeaways from CALPADS Update Flash #278

The California Department of Education (CDE) recently released CALPADS Update Flash #278, highlighting crucial updates for Local Educational Agency (LEA) representatives. Below are the summarized takeaways:

1. Purging of Former Foster Youth Report

  • Report Update: Report 5.9 – Former Foster Youth – Student List will be refreshed after the weekly upload on July 1, 2024.
  • Current Data Only: The report will include only students who are current foster youth or ceased being foster youth in the current academic year.
  • Historical Records: LEAs must download the report as a CSV file or save a copy before June 30, 2024, if they need historical data for the 2023–24 academic year.

2. Direct Certification Counts Preparation

  • Download Results: LEAs should download Direct Certification results by June 30, 2024, to track students directly certified by CALPADS in the 2023–24 year.
  • Exit Reason Codes: Students exited with codes other than E155 (Year End Enrollment Exit) or E156 (Grade 12 Continuing) will not be included in direct certification matching until new enrollment records are posted.
  • Certification Counts Impact: Counts may be lower than expected until new enrollments are submitted.

3. End-of-Year Submission Reminders

  • Certifying Title I Programs: Schools must identify their Title I program status (Schoolwide Program (SWP) or Targeted Assistance School (TAS)) by certifying the form in the Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS).
  • Winter Submission Window: While the window is closed, the form titled “2023–24 Title I, Part A Notification of Authorization of Schoolwide Program” remains open for certification to meet CALPADS requirements.
  • Certification Deadline: LEAs should certify SWP statuses before the July 26, 2024, deadline to avoid issues with End-of-Year (EOY) 2 submission.
  • Error Prevention: LEAs without SWP authorization must submit Title I Targeted Assistance Program records to avoid fatal certification validation error CERT097.

These updates ensure that LEAs manage their reporting and certification processes efficiently, maintaining compliance with state requirements.

Click here to learn more about MeasureED's CALPADS Support services!