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CALPADS, CBEDS, and CARS Submission Calendar

Data submission calendar for the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS), and the Consolidated Application Reporting System (CARS).

2020–21 Data Submission Calendar

The tables below contain dates for data collection and certification deadlines relevant to the following data systems:

  • The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
  • The California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS)
  • The Consolidated Application Reporting System (CARS): 2020–21 dates TBD

2020–21 FALL–WINTER CALENDAR

Data System Collection Primary Data Collected Certification Window Certification Deadline Amendment Window
CALPADS
Fall 1

2020–21 (Census Day):

  • Enrollment counts
  • English language acquisition status
  • Immigrant Counts
  • Free/reduced-price meal-eligibility
  • Special Education

2019–20:

  • Dropouts
October 7, 2020 to
December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020

December 19, 2020 to January 29, 2021

CALPADS
Fall 2
  • Student course enrollments
  • Staff assignments and full-time equivalent (FTE)
  • English learner education services

January 5, 2021 to
March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021
No Amendment Window:
Final Deadline is
March 5, 2021
CBEDS CDIF*
SIF**
DOCS***
  • Full-time equivalent (FTE) of classified staff
  • Estimated teacher hires
  • Kindergarten program types
  • H-1B work visa applications
  • Education calendars
  • District of choice transfer requests and transportation data
October 7, 2020 to
October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020 November 2, 2020 to
December 18, 2020

2020–21 END-OF-YEAR (EOY) CALENDAR

Data System Collection Primary Data Collected Certification Window Certification Deadline Amendment Window
CALPADS
EOY 1
  • Course completion for grades 7–12
  • Career Technical Education (CTE) participants, concentrators and completers
May 10, 2021
to
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021 –
August 27, 2021
CALPADS
EOY 2
  • Program eligibility/participation
  • Homeless students
May 10, 2021
to
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021 –
August 27, 2021
CALPADS EOY 3
  • Student discipline
  • Cumulative enrollment
  • Student absence summary
May 10, 2021 to
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

July 31, 2021 –
August 27, 2021

CALPADS EOY 4
  • Special Education
May 10, 2021
to
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021 –
August 27, 2021
Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | cbeds@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
CARS Service Desk | conappsupport@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0297
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 29, 2020