California Data System Struggles to Clear Hurdles
California’s effort to build and upgrade the nation’s largest student-level data system has taken a rocky path, and that has made the system a target in this fall’s state superintendent elections.
The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System , or CALPADS, is designed to allow a comprehensive look at student data across California that can be used to create targeted efforts to improve student achievement.
In addition to test-score data, the system will include, among other things, demographic data, teacher assignment by course, and each student’s course enrollment and completion. When fully implemented, the state and local school districts will be able to chart students’ progress every year as they move...
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