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Language Census

An annual collection of data on students with non-English language backgrounds; includes data on English learner (EL) and fluent-English-proficient enrollment, EL instructional services, and EL staff.

Data Sources

Language Census data are sourced from the following data collections.

Data Element Source
English learners (ELs) by language and grade California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Fall 1
Fluent English-proficient (FEP) students by language and grade CALPADS Fall 1
ELs reclassified to FEP CALPADS Fall 1
EL instructional settings and services CALPADS Fall 2
EL teachers CALPADS Fall 2
Parental exception waivers from English language classrooms California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS)
Bilingual paraprofessionals CBEDS

Important Dates

Since data are sourced from three different data collections, please refer to the reporting calendar for each data collection. The CALPADS Calendar is available from the CALPADS Web page. Important dates for CBEDS-ORA are listed on the CBEDS Web page, or you may view the entire schedule from the CBEDS manual.


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Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | | 916-324-6738
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