CALPADS Coordinator Information
Updated May 11, 2022
LEAs should now refrain from merging Multiple Identifier (MID) anomalies until May 31 (the close of the ELPAC testing window) or until your Smarter Balanced testing window closes, whichever is later.
FLASH 221 urged LEAs to “resolve MIDs on the same day that the SENR records are posted” in order to avoid MIDs from being submitted to the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) in the nightly feed of CALPADS enrollments to the test vendor. However, now that many LEAs are in the middle of the testing season, MIDs are often being merged when a student has not completed all portions of a test, requiring the LEA to later resolve the issue through STAIRS.
There is at least one exception to this guidance. LEAs should merge a MID, when a student with disabilities transfers from District A to District B, and District B obtains a new SSID creating a MID. In this case District B will not be able to test the student because the new SSID will not show the student as SWD. In order to test the student as SWD, District B will have to resolve the MID to obtain the correct SSID that indicates the student is SWD.