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  1. Adjust CALPADS SINF extract to support separate Education Levels for Parents/Guardians

    Adjustments needed because of changes CALPADS is making for Parent/Guardian information on the SINF file: Data is now being collected separately for Guardian 1 and Guardian 2: First Name, Last Name, Education Level.

    Need to move extract from taking data from Parent/Guardian field (STU.PG) and now take it from the Contact table.

    24 votes

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    Hello, the idea (or bug) has been completed in the 02/12/21 update. Here are the Revision Notes:

    • District Settings – A selection list was added under District Settings for specifying which Record Type codes (CON.CD) represent the parent/guardian.
    • CALPADS Extracts – The SINF extract now gets the Parent/Guardian information from the CON table.
    • The option to choose between residential and mailing address was removed. SINF and SIAD now only use the mailing address.

    Also, the Parent Highest Education Level field (STU.PED) has been made visible/editable on Student Demographics even if the field is empty.

  2. SSID Import fails with new CALPADS SpEd Indicator

    CALPADS added a new field to the SSID Extract file to hold a Special Education indicator as of 9/15/2020. We are adjusting our import process to handle this new indicator in a similar fashion as the English Language Acquisition Code and Date in the SSID Extract.

    35 votes

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    Hello, this bug has been completed in the 9/17/20 Hot Fix update. Here are the Revision Notes:

    The SSID import has been adjusted to account for the new “Student with Disabilities” column present in the file. Also, the SENR extract has been adjusted to only use E450 for PS, TD, or IN grades.

  3. SELA Conflict Report-Add options for report

    CALPADS - SELA Conflict report - Needs report options added:

    1) Add option to skip Pre-school students (errors reported are invalid for PS)
    2) Have report honor KEEP and SKIPS.
    3) School selector when run at district, or honor Schools tab

    30 votes

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    These adjustments were made in the 11/20/2020 update to Aeries:
    SELA Conflict Report – The report has been adjusted to handle Adult English Learner (ADEL) language fluency. Also, it now supports KEEP / SKIP, school selection (when logged at the district and not running the report from the CALPADS page), and the ability to skip Pre-School (PS) grade level.

  4. CALPADS - SINF Change to look at Contacts should be an option

    Make SINF change to look at Contacts selectable under Other Options so it can be selected when we are ready to make the change.

    4 votes

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    Hello, this item has been completed in the 2/19/21 Out-Of-Band Update. Here are the Revision Notes:
    CALPADS Extracts

    1) A new setting was added under Other Options to force Parent/Guardian information (SINF/SIAD) to be extracted exclusively from STU.PG and STU.PED. The option is deselected by default. See CALPADS Extracts – Other Options Tab

    2) The Parent/Guardian Highest Education Level will always be pulled from STU.PED, even when processing Guardian information from the CON table. This will remain in place until CALPADS changes the SINF file layout in preparation for 22-23.

  5. Internships - Add CALPADS highlighting

    Please add CA State Code Highlighting to the Internships page, based on the Work-Based Learning Type selected so customers can see what fields are required when doing data entry.

    8 votes

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  6. Add option for Inactive teachers in Weekly Instructional Minutes

    I know this was done by design because districts specifically requested that inactive teachers be suppressed from the drop-down lists, but this is affecting teachers that left mid-year now too! So now we can't audit the minutes certifications for any teacher that left mid-year. This is an audit issue! We need to access inactive teachers, so can it please be added as an option we can check on the Weekly Instructional Minutes page.

    3 votes

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  7. CALPADS Work-Based Learning Extract (WBLR)

    A new extract is being created to submit data related to student internships, student-led enterprises, and virtual/simulated work-based learning. This Work-Based Learning (WBLR) file will be submitted and certified as part of the CALPADS End-of-Year (EOY) 1 submission. Work-based learning provides additional opportunities for students to demonstrate their preparedness for college/career through the College/Career Indicator (CCI) on the California School Dashboard.

    11 votes

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    Hello, this idea/bug has been completed in the 11/06/20 update. Here are the Revision Notes:
    CALPADS Extracts
    The new Work-Based Learning (WBLR) extract was added. The extract information is pulled from the recently updated Internships (ISP) table. The extract is located on the EOY tab. Refer to the documentation for more detailed information. See CALPADS Extract – EOY – Work-Based Learning (WBLR) and Internships.

  8. Update STU Code Descriptions to align with CALPADS

    The code descriptions for STU.SWR & STU.EOY need to be updated for the following codes: E450, E400, E140. The descriptions currently do not match the CALPADS definitions. Therefore we continue to have the clerks code elementary students with the 450 code, and the others are also used for the incorrect age of the student.

    We have updated our code table for ATT.RS to reflect the correct descriptions, but are unable to update the codes in STU.

    7 votes

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    Hello, this idea/bug has been completed in the 11/03/20 update. Here are the Revision Notes:
    Also, Fixed Code Description changed for Exit Code 450 to now display as: PreK Exit. Please note that this change to Fixed Codes for all the new descriptions works for all areas using Fixed Codes throughout the system.

  9. Remove green highlighting from retired CALPADS fields

    Because the Highly Qualified field is no longer reported to CALPADS and is obsolete, please turn off the green highlight from the Teachers page and the MST/SMS pages.

    Other fields to be addressed:
    NCLB Core fields
    Voc Ed Level

    12 votes

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  10. Ability to Calculate Attendance Totals Based on Period Attendance

    Would like the option to Calculate Attendance Totals Based on Period Attendance instead of daily attendance for CALPADS EOY reporting for STAS

    8 votes

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    Hello, the idea has been completed in the 12/04/2020 update. Here are the Revision Notes:

    School Option – A new option has been added to Calculate Attendance Totals Based on Period Attendance. This option will impact attendance calculations, attendance history calculations, CALPADS STAS extract, the student profile display and the attendance page display.

  11. Post Secondary Status - Industry Field Code "OTH" needs to be added to the PSS.IFC field.

    Post Secondary Status code "OTH" needs to be added to the Industry Field Code - PSS.IFC field. Work-around is to add the code to the Code Table.

    1 vote

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  12. Update State Seal of Biliteracy Calculations for 2020-21

    SB 820 recently amended EC Section 51451(d) to state, "…For pupils who are on track to graduate in 2021 and were unable to take the assessment identified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), the Superintendent may waive the requirement to pass that assessment." As a result, the CAASPP ELA requirement has been waived for the 2020-21 school year. Here is CDE's updated FAQ with details: https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/ssbfaq.asp

    Please update the State Seal of Biliteracy processing to either exclude the CAASPP requirement for 2020-21, or make the CAASPP requirement optional, with direction to LEAs to mark it optional for this year's processing.

    3 votes

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    Hello, this Idea has been completed in the 02/25/2021 update. Here are the Revision Notes:

    https://support.aeries.com/support/discussions/topics/14000017872

    State Seal of Biliteracy – The page now conforms to specific changes for the 2020-21 school year. For this school year only, the CAASPP ELA options are disabled, and all students will default to Not Applicable for this requirement. See https://support.aeries.com/support/solutions/articles/14000082403-overview-for-state-seal-of-biliteracy

  13. SELA Conflict Report-Fix ADEL issue

    SELA Conflict Report is not recognizing the date in the EL Start date field as being the one to compare to what is in the EAD field that came from CALPADS.

    1 vote

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    Hello, this idea/bug has been completed in the 1/15/21 update. Here are the Revision Notes:
    CALPADS Extracts – The SELA extract now includes Adult Ed students.
    Language Assessment – The new Adult Ed Date field from LAC (LAC.AES) was added.
    SELA Conflict Report – The report now uses the new date field for ADEL students (LAC.AES).

  14. CALPADS-Allow SENR extracts before school starts

    Districts have requested the ability to create SENR extracts in a new school year for all students, prior to the first day of school, without having to activate ATT. This would greatly facilitate Direct Certification and also summer IELPAC testing.

    4 votes

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    Hello, this idea/bug has been completed in the 09/15/2020 update. Here are the Revision Notes:
    The SENR extract has been updated according to the CALPADS CFS v12. The SENR indicators have been removed from the extract, and the new 1.34 column has been added. Also, an option has been added to extract the SENR file before school begins, as long as a calendar has been created. The enrollment date will be the first day of school.

  15. New Students Enrolled After Our Last Day of In-School Attendance and CALPADS STAS File

    For EOY 3; STAS, CSIS is saying we need to send up a STAS record for new students who enrolled after our last day of in-school attendance but we can exempt them. Is there a way to auto-exempt them based on the new field in District Options for our last day of attendance if the student's first day of enrollment falls after that date?

    5 votes

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    Hello, the bug has been completed in the 6/8/20 update. Here are the Revision Notes:

    The STAS extract logic has been updated to include students enrolled after the last day of regular attendance. These students will be extracted with a “Y” in the Absence Exempt Indicator column. Also, teachers taking attendance would cause the Attendance History totals to be recalculated without limiting by the Last Day of Regular School Attendance when populated, fixed.

  16. PSTS-Need ability to record multiple CALPADS Post-Secondary Status

    Brandi with CDE confirmed that CALPADS is supporting multiple status codes for one student. We were not aware of this when we reviewed and programmed the PSTS extract based on the new code set and the file layout.

    WORKAROUND: We will make adjustments in the future, but for the current Fall 2 PSTS reporting, we are only extracting one status code per student.

    12 votes

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    Hello, this idea/bug has been completed in the 11/06/20 update. Here are the Revision Notes: The PSTS extract was adjusted according to the latest CALPADS specification. The new Post-Secondary Survey (PSS) table is used for the extract, and the SSD table is no longer used. The Post-Secondary Survey table is located as a separate tab on the Secondary Student Data page. See CALPADS Extract: Fall 2 Post Secondary File (PSTS) – https://support.aeries.com/support/solutions/articles/14000107394-calpads-extract-fall-2-post-secondary-file-psts

  17. Dual Enrollment Summer Term Should Be Extracted to CalPads

    Currently Dual Enrollment courses that count as High School Credits but are taken through local colleges over the summer are not extracted for reporting to CalPads so long as they are added as a Summer Term. The problem is that if they are entered as a Fall/Spring Term then the data is inaccurate in Aeries and also it confuses Parents/Students because on the Transcript it prints under the Fall/Spring Term.

    There should be a way for Summer Term classes entered on the transcript that are specially marked as Dual Enrollment courses to be extracted to be uploaded to CalPads. These…

    3 votes

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    Hello, this idea has been completed in the 07/02/2020 update. Here are the Revision Notes:

    College courses taken during summer terms will now be included in the CRSC/SCSC extracts for CALPADS EOY processing so they can be included for student College/Career Indicators.

  18. Add Peace Officer to the Behavioral Emergency Staff Type Dropdown

    Per CDE the restraints and seclusions made by peace officers should not be reported to CALPADS. We do know that it is required for Civil Rights Data Collection. Can a code be added to the BER Staff Type dropdown to identify mechanical restraint instances performed by peace officers?

    2 votes

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    Hello, this item has been completed in the 06/18/2020 update. Here are the Revision Notes:

    Behavioral Emergency – A new field has been added to this page to allow tracking the reason of the restraint/seclusion. There are no default/state codes. All the codes are user-defined and they are not reported to CALPADS.
    Additionally, after clarification from CDE, the Staff Type description has been adjusted to “02 – District police officer, school resource officer (SRO) or other Peace Officer NOT performing an arrest”. Any BER record containing this code will not be reported to CALPADS. If a student is restrained while being arrested, a disposition code for Arrested should be entered, not a restraint record.
    https://support.aeries.com/support/solutions/articles/14000105797-calpads-in-aeries-basics-behavioral-emergency

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