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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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2017–18 CALPADS Certification Report


CALPADS Calendar for 2018–19

CALPADS Snapshot Collection Windows and Certification Deadlines

CALPADS Submission Census Day Primary Data Submitted Official Submission Window Certification Deadline Amendment Window
Fall 1 October 3, 2018
  • 2018–19 Enrollment Counts
  • 2017–18 Grads and Drops
  • English Language Acquisition Status
  • Immigrant Counts
  • Free/Reduced Price Meal Eligibility
October 3, 2018 to
November 21, 2018
November 21, 2018 November 22, 2018 to December 7, 2018
Fall 2 October 3, 2018
  • Student Course Enrollments
  • Staff Assignments and FTE
  • English Learner Education Services
November 27, 2018 to
February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019
(Final Deadline)
No Amendment Window
EOY* 1 N/A
  • Course Completion for Grades 7–12
  • CTE Participants, Concentrators, Completers
May 13, 2019 to
August 17, 2019
August 17, 2019
(Final Deadline)
No Amendment Window
EOY 2 N/A
  • Program Eligibility/Participation
  • Homeless Students
May 13, 2019 to
August 17, 2019
August 17, 2019
(Final Deadline)
No Amendment Window
EOY 3 N/A
  • Student Discipline
  • Cumulative Enrollment
  • Student Absence Summary
May 13, 2019 to
August 17, 2019
August 17, 2019
(Final Deadline)
No Amendment Window

*EOY: End of Year


Additional dates to note:

Year Service Desk Holidays CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM)
2018
January 1, 2, 15; February 12, 19; March 30; May 28; July 4; September 3; November 12, 22, 23; December 24, 25, 31
Spring CIM: April 17, 2018
Fall CIM: October 2, 2018
2019
January 1, 21; February 11, 18; April 19; May 27
Spring CIM: April 2, 2019
Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #142 (added 20-Sep-2018)
    Topics include: CALPADS LEA Admininstrator application; required training; updated timeline for CALPADS down time; registration now open for October 2 CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM).
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #141 (added 07-Sep-2018)
    Topics include: Upcoming CALPADS down time; upcoming Operational Data Store pull for grad rate indicator; four-year ACGR report versus one-year grad counts; EOY data uses.
  • Critical Reminders for 2018 Dashboard (added 08-Aug-2018)
    Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding critical reminders for the 2018 California School Dashboard.