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Snapshot collection windows and certification deadlines for the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) submission cycle.
The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) is the foundation of California's K–12 education data system that allows for tracking a student's academic performance over time. This page is part of the California Department of Education's (CDE) CALPADS Web Portal.

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2015–16 CALPADS Certification Report


CALPADS Calendar for 2015–16

 CALPADS Snapshot Collection Windows and Certification Deadlines

CALPADS Submission Census Day Primary Data Submitted Official Submission Window Certification Deadline Amendment Window
Fall 1 October 7, 2015

2015–16 Enrollment Counts

2014–15 Grads and Drops

English Learner Counts

Immigrant Counts

October 7, 2015 to December 18, 2015

December 18, 2015

December 19, 2015 to March 18, 2016
Fall 2

October 7, 2015

Student Course Enrollments

Teacher Assignments

English Learner Education Services

October 7, 2015 to March 4, 2016 Suspended March 5, 2016 to
April 8, 2016
EOY* 1 N/A Course completion for grades 7–12

CTE participants, concentrators, completers
May 23, 2016 to July 15, 2016 July 15, 2016 July 16, 2016 to
September 9, 2016
EOY 2 N/A Program Participation May 23, 2016 to July 15, 2016 July 15, 2016 July 16, 2016 to
September 9, 2016
EOY 3 N/A Student Discipline May 23, 2016 to July 15, 2016 July 15, 2016 July 16, 2016 to
September 9, 2016
EOY 4 N/A CAHSEE Waiver May 23, 2016 to July 15, 2016 July 15, 2016 July 16, 2016 to
September 9, 2016

*EOY: End of Year

One-page, printable version of the FY2015–16 CALPADS Operational Calendar (PDF)

2015–16 CALPADS Fall 1 Date Ranges
2015–16 Open Enrollments as of 10/07/2015
2014–15 Graduates and Dropouts

Reporting Date Ranges:

Graduates: 08/16/14 – 08/15/15
Dropouts:   08/16/14 – 08/15/15
Lost Transfers: Exits between 08/16/14 and 05/14/15, and no subsequent enrollment up to 10/07/15
No Show Dropouts: Exits between 5/15/2014 and 08/15/2014, and no subsequent enrollment up to 10/07/15


Accountability Data Pulls

The following data will be extracted from the CALPADS Operational Data Store (ODS) on the dates listed below to be used for accountability purposes:

  • Enrollment/Exit
  • Student Demographic
  • Program Participation/Eligibility
2015–16 Accountability Cycle
Data Extraction Date Data are Extracted for this Year Data will be Used for this Purpose Data will be Used for this Accountability Measure Release Date
January 12, 2016 2015–16 CELDT Data Review Module 2015–16 Embargoed preliminary Title III Accountability reports March 4, 2016 Embargoed preview
April 1, 2016 2015–16 Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives calculations 2015–16 preliminary Title III Accountability reports June 2016
August 23, 2016 2015–16 CELDT Initial Assessment Release N/A Fall 2016


Additional dates to note:

Year Service Desk Holidays CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM)
2016

January 1, 18; February 8, 15; March 25; May 30; July 4;
September 5; November 11, 24, 25; December 24, 25, 31

April 19
Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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