On January 14, 2015 the California Department of Education (“CDE”) released reports on DataQuest (http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest) on student suspensions and expulsions for California school districts for the 2013–2014 school year.  These reports are the result of data collected through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (“CALPADS”).

Unfortunately, as a result of an error in uploading its data to CDE, KHSD’s 2013-2014 discipline data reports were not published by DataQuest.  Despite numerous efforts to correct the uploading error, KHSD was unable to have its data published by DataQuest in the January 14, 2015 release.

Deeply disappointed by the data uploading error and in the interest of keeping the KHSD community informed of KHSD’s discipline data KHSD worked to replicate the reports that would have otherwise been published by DataQuest for the 2013-2014 school year.  Accessible by the links provided below are the KHSD’s 2013-2014 discipline reports. 

These reports were produced by KHSD  from data in the KHSD’s  student information system.  These reports were designed so they would contain similar information that can be found in previous years reporting on discipline data.  The data does not represent certified CALPADS data but does reflect all data that was collected regarding discipline for the 2013-14 school year.

In publishing this student discipline data, the identity of all KHSD students will be protected and no personally identifiable information will be published.

If you have any questions, please contact Alan Paradise – School-Community Liaison Officer – at 661-827-3100.

FEDERAL AND STATE STUDENT DISCIPLINE REPORTING

School districts, like KHSD, report student discipline data through CDE’s CALPADS, which includes information about incidents, offenses committed in incidents, students who committed offenses, and the disciplinary outcomes for students involved in incidents.  The discipline data collected through CALPADS are required for federal reporting, and the reports viewed within CALPADS reflect how data will be reported to meet federal requirements.  For example, federal reporting ONLY requires the identification of the most serious offense associated with an incident, not with a student, and the federal guidance does not specify a severity-of-offense hierarchy.  Consequently, CALPADS only collects the most serious offense for an incident.

The DataQuest reports, however, offer a different view of the student discipline data that reflects legislative and public interest.  In order to report summaries of student-level disciplinary outcomes (suspensions and expulsions) on DataQuest, the CDE has mapped all student offenses reported to CALPADS to the following suggested federal severity hierarchy:

  • Violence with physical injury
  • Violence without physical injury
  • Weapons possession (no injury)
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Other (not part of the federal hierarchy)

For DataQuest reporting, all suspensions and expulsions are counted under the category associated with the most severe offense committed by a student involved in an incident. For example, in cases where students commit multiple offenses in an incident for which they are suspended or expelled, the disciplinary outcome is reported once in the category associated with the most severe offense the student committed within that incident.  The student-level suspension and expulsion data reported through CALPADS allows for more comprehensive disaggregation than has ever been possible.  As a result, the suspension and expulsion reports show not only total counts, but disaggregated counts by ethnicity with filters available for other student subgroups.


 

Official Discipline Data

 

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