California Educator Reporting System–Student Information System Integration
Local educational agencies (LEAs) can now work through their student information system (SIS) vendors to set up student group transfers directly from the SIS to the California Educator Reporting System (CERS) using an application program interface (API). This is a secure automated process for automatically creating student groups for educators in CERS. Until a SIS vendor is fully integrated with CERS, LEAs should refer to the Creating Groups in the California Educator Reporting System (CERS) (Video; 06:50) .
Pilot Testing the CERS–SIS Integration Feature
SIS vendors must pilot test this feature with the California Department of Education before they can offer it to the LEAs they support. The Vendor Integration web page lists SIS vendors that have successfully implemented integration with CERS.
LEA staff who do not see their SIS vendor listed and wish to use this new feature should contact the California Technical Assistance Center by phone at 800-955-2954 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. LEA staff can follow up with their SIS vendor to check on the status of integration.
Establishing Credentials for Secure Transmission of Student Groups
To establish a secure connection between SIS and CERS, LEA Coordinators (CAASPP or ELPAC) must first establish credentials (i.e., a username and password) that can be provided to the LEA's SIS vendor. This is the same credential used to provide electronic Student Score Reports through the parent or student portal.
Important Note: To maintain security, credentials must be reset annually. Email reminders will be sent two weeks, one week, three days, and one day prior to expiration of the credentials. Credentials can be reset at any time; however, LEA CAASPP and ELPAC coordinators should communicate with each other before resetting credentials.
- How to Generate Credentials for Student Information System Vendors (Posted 01/31/20)
- How to Regenerate Credentials for Student Information System Vendors (Posted 01/31/20)
Information for SIS Vendors
SIS vendors can view the API specifications to pilot and implement integration.
- Application Programming Interface (API) Specifications for parent or student portal vendors (Posted 03/30/21)
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 4, 2020