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Data Partnerships

In order to leverage technology and human resources the Commission partners with Federal and State agencies, the Public Segments, and Private Organizations. This gives the Commission greater ability to provide a wider variety of data at a lower cost to the People of California.

The following projects highlight some of our collaborative efforts:

California K-20 Longitudinal Data Warehouse Joint Powers Authority (JPA)

Development of a K-20 educational data warehouse managed by the JPA. The JPA would consist of all the current governmental entities that currently supply and aggregate primary educational and wage data in California (UC, CSU, CCC, CDE, EDD and CPEC). The JPA would inherit the data collection and sharing properties of its member segments and would be able to accept grants and other funding (including in-kind donations from its members).

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Additional Partners are expected

Crosswalk System

A mapping system for California institutions to provide a comprehensive set of codes used by CPEC, the higher education segments (California State University, University of California, California Community Colleges), other state agencies (California Department of Education), federal government such as National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and other educational organizations (College Board), etc.

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CDS System

The CDS (County-District-School) code system is designed to provide the California Department of Education (CDE), the Department of Finance (DOF), and postsecondary institutions with a unique code for tracking schools. The CDS code is an identifier that allows schools to be easily sorted and tracked in databases. This 14-digit code is the official, unique identification of a school within California. The first two digits identify the county, the next five digits identify the school district, and the last seven digits identify the school. A CDS code is a number assigned to a school. CDS codes are not assigned to programs.

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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), established as the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES, is a system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of postsecondary education.

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Crime Statistics

Campus security and safety is an important factor of postsecondary education. The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose information about campus crime and security policies.

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