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Back to School with Cal-PASS Plus

The entire team at Cal-PASS Plus wishes you a safe and healthy school year! We recognize that over the past few months, school district staff members have been working incredibly hard and dealing with a lot of adversity due to COVID-19From our team to yours, thank you for all that you are doing during these difficult times to continue supporting the needs of California’s students and families. 

In this edition of the Cal-PASS Plus newsletter, we share information on a new dashboard that has been created to assist districts in monitoring the progress of foster youth studentsdetails of how you can sign up for our upcoming training webinar on this new dashboardhighlights of how our partners are using Cal-PASS Plus, and an introduction to our new Senior Director of Outreach and Engagement. 

We wish you all the best for the coming school year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. 


The Cal-PASS Plus Team 


Reminder: Upcoming Training Webinar on September 2nd 

Learn more about our dynamic new foster youth dashboards by joining our upcoming webinar! With the growing alleviation of needs compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for impacting student communities, we are excited to announce a critical milestone, the launch to our new Cal PASS Plus Foster Youth dashboard! A Mckinsey and Company recent article, titled: COVID-19 and student learning in the United States: The hurt could last a lifetime, states, “The virus is disrupting many of the supports that can help vulnerable kids stay in school: academic engagement and achievement, strong relationships with caring adults, and supportive home environments. In normal circumstances, students who miss more than ten days of school are 36 percent more likely to drop out.”   

The Foster Youth Dashboard offers the field a data science tool which provides pivotal predictive analytics which practitioners in the field can leverage to support and bolster impact planning efforts which advance and mitigate learning loss. 

Register Here


Vanessa Marrero hired to assist districts as new Senior Director of Outreach and Engagement 

ERP is excited to announce the onboarding of new Senior Director of Outreach and Engagement, Vanessa D. Marrero.  With over 20 years of experience in the field of education, Vanessa has a served in a wide range of positions in K-12 and Community College educational, non-profit and health clinical sectors, providing transformative organizational and community leadership in school redesign, strategic planning, connected learning and continuous improvement cycles and cross-sector system coherence in both California and New York.  Vanessa’s experience as a Director of College and Career Readiness for the one of the largest districts in the state will be an asset to Cal-PASS Plus members as Vanessa understands the needs of districts and can provide informed consultation to the field on how to use the Cal-PASS Plus suite of tools to advance individual district’s strategic goals. In the coming weeks, expect to hear directly from Vanessa who will be reaching to you and scheduling time to better understand your needs and how we can support you. 


TKCCC Regional Cross Sector Metrics 

Matching ERP’s Educational Productivity Data Vision 

The Tulare-Kings College and Career Collaborative (TK) is a cross-sector collaborative representing 12 school districts, two county offices of education, two county workforce investment boards, seven postsecondary institutions, and more than 500 workforce and industry partners.   

The five priorities set by the region’s K12, Post-Secondary, and Workforce leaders create the vision for their collaborative work; Strengthen and Scale Industry Partnerships, Define and Align Effective Practices for High Quality Pathways, Increase Post-Secondary Participation and Success, Implement Shared Operation Structures and Endorse Shared Outcomes.  The cutting-edge approach of TK, facilitated by the Tulare County Office of Education, was initially founded in 2014 with funding from the California Careers Pathways Trust (CCPT) grant.  Moving from a grant funded consortium to a partnership collaborative in 2016, allowed the partners to commit their own resources to ensure success for all students with the belief that we are better together.    

In fact, two years ago, the TK Steering Council, positioned six regional metrics leveraging its Cal Pass Plus membership and data to assess, plan and implement longitudinal strategies which will support students’ college and career readiness and successful transition into the workforce!  


Please contact for assistance on how your Cal-PASS Plus members connect and can support local continuity and comprehensive learning needs assessment planning efforts. We also welcome and encourage any questions and/or contributions about your future research directions.