Report 2011-117 Recommendation 2 Responses

Report 2011-117: High School Graduation and Dropout Data: California's New Database May Enable the State to Better Serve Its High School Students Who Are at Risk of Dropping Out (Release Date: March 2012)

Recommendation #2 To: Education, Department of

To improve efficiency, the department should inform school districts of the value of frequently updating the data they transfer from their local student information systems to CALPADS. Also, to the extent that departments become aware of ways that schools and school districts can perform CALPADS-related activities more efficiently, it should provide written guidance to schools and school districts on these best practices.

6-Month Agency Response

In correspondence issued on September 14, 2012, the department reminded school districts that data is used for multiple purposes throughout the year and emphasized the importance of updating the data school districts' transfer from their local student information systems to CALPADS. According to the department, if it becomes aware of new efficiencies for performing CALPADS-related activities, it will update existing guidance that is available on the department's Web site accordingly. (See 2013-406, p. 60)

  • Response Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-117

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.