The Student Data unit provides support to the county office and school districts to maintain and report daily attendance and longitudinal pupil data. Attendance accounting ensures that El Dorado County’s diverse population of students meets California’s compulsory attendance law. Diligent monitoring of attendance helps students to be present and engaged so they will benefit from the progressive learning experiences provided by our schools. This unit submits attendance data that generates revenue for schools to ensure accurate allocation of state revenues. In addition, we coordinate and support submission of student-level data in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) including student demographics, course and program participation, enrollment, discipline and assessment data for state and federal reporting. Longitudinal data enables assessment of student achievement over time, pupil trends, and access to high quality data for local decision making.