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Technical questions

How many variables can TES consider in the student demographic filters?

The TES results produce more than 250 variables. Common variables include GPA (weighted, unweighted), economic disadvantage, gender and ethnicity. Specific programs or interventions can be included in the TES analysis as long as they are included in the data upload provided to TES. These may include EAOP, AVID, Puente, MESA, special education status (by designation), English learner status (EO, RFEP, LTEL, FEP), foster youth, GATE and Linked Learning career academy, among others.

How often can reports be updated?

Preliminary reports are available shortly after data is uploaded. There is no limit to the number of times a school can update these reports. This allows schools to upload revised grades or more accurate system data to more precisely reflect student outcomes. When TES is in its quality control phase, twice a year (spring and fall), data will not be accepted from schools. During this period UC evaluators will conduct a review of the system evaluations for accuracy, revise as necessary and certify the evaluation. (Note: Certification of the evaluation does not guarantee admission or eligibility at the time a student applies to UC, CSU or any other institution.)

How long will it take to generate certified reports once all the data is reviewed?

Certified reports will be generated after each quality control phase, in spring and fall. It will take approximately two to four weeks to review and validate data to generate certified reports, including a review of the transcripts by UC evaluators. Preliminary reports are available throughout the year.

How do I send student transcripts to TES?

Each district identifies a technical data administrator who will be responsible for extracting transcript data from your district’s student information system, and who will be able to upload data files on the TES website.  TES accepts data in two formats: a flat text file format, and a spreadsheet template format.  For more information, see “Upload student transcript data.