This is the web site of CEDPA, the California Educational Data Processing Association, founded in 1960 and serving California's Public Education Technologists. Here, you can find out more about our organization and read our newsletter online. Conference Central . . . here's where you'll find complete information about CEDPA's fall conference, including breakout session schedules and descriptions, main speakers, exhibiting vendors, and registration forms.

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What is CEDPA?

CEDPA is an association of Educational Data Processing Professionals (technologists) within the State of California. Founded in 1960, the major emphasis of the Association's activities are directed towards improving Administrative Information Processing in public education within the State of California and to prepare its membership to better meet and support the technological needs of the Instructional Program.

CEDPA is a California non-profit corporation, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Its Board of Directors are elected by ballot at the association's Annual Conference.

One of the Association's goals is to promote the integration of instructional and administrative technology in school agencies. The Association also functions as a conduit of information between the California Department of Education and local agencies. The Association disseminates information to its membership through its bimonthly publication, "The DataBus," through regional Special Interest Group meetings held three times a year and at its annual conference. By providing pertinent information to its membership in a timely manner, the Association can prepare educational technologists to better meet and support technology requirements in their school agencies in both the instructional and administrative arenas.

CEDPA is developing a database of MIS-related job descriptions. These job descriptions can be used as a basis to compare existing position descriptions or to develop new ones.


As cited in CEDPA's bylaws, the purpose of this organization shall be:

(a) To provide information to the California public educational community concerning educational data processing via dissemination at an annual conference and through periodicals and special interest seminars.
(b) To foster the exchange of knowledge of educational data processing concepts, systems and experiences between educational data processing installations and other associations both at the state and national level.
(c) To inform the association membership of important information concerning educational data processing.
(d) To provide recommendations to the State Department of Education, State Legislature, school districts, County Offices of Education and other public educational organizations concerning educational data processing.
(e) To develop professional standards for the Educational Information Systems Community within the State of California.

To obtain additional information about the Association or to be placed on CEDPA's mailing list: If sending an e-mail or U.S. mail request, please include your name, title, organization, address, telephone number (including area code and extension, if any), FAX number, and Internet e-mail address if you have one.

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Last updated: 09/10/96