Report 2011-117 Recommendations and Responses in 2015-041

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

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of 2014-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
California Department of Education 3 3 1 1 0

Recommendation To: Education, Department of

To improve the utility of CALPADS and fulfill the legislative intent of the system, the department should work with the Legislature, the State Board of Education, and the governor to identify priorities for building upon the system when funding is available. These priorities could include tracking student participation in dropout prevention programs or strategies to measure the effectiveness of those programs or strategies over time.

Response

Education considers this recommendation fully implemented. On February 24, 2012, Education met with the Legislature, the State Board of Education, and the Governor's Office and determined that the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) would remain on track for full implementation. No additional priorities have been identified and no additional funding has been appropriated to include a new data tracking or program measurement strategies. Although the recommendation of identifying foster youth to track progress through graduation/dropout data is supported, existing budget language specifically restricts Education from adding additional data elements to CALPADS.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Resolved
  • Completion Date: January 2013
  • Response Date: October 2015

Current Status of Recommendations

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