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CALPADS Calendar for 2020–21

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, 2020

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
February 4, 2021
Fall 2 October 7, 2020
  • Student Course Enrollments
  • Staff Assignments and full-time equivalent (FTE)
  • English Learner Education Services

January 5, 2021
to
March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021 No Amendment Window:
Final Deadline is March 26, 2021
End-of-Year
(EOY) 1
N/A
  • Course Completion for Grades 7–12
  • CTE Participants, Concentrators, Completers
  • Work-Based Learning Indicators
May 10, 2021
to
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021 to
August 27, 2021
End-of-Year
(EOY) 2
N/A
  • Program Eligibility/Participation
May 10, 2021
to
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021 to
August 27, 2021
End-of-Year
(EOY) 3
N/A
  • Student Incidents
  • Cumulative Enrollment
  • Student Absence Summary
  • One-Year Graduate and Completer Counts
  • Count of English Learner (EL) Reclassified during School Year
  • Homeless Students
May 10, 2021
to
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021 to
August 27, 2021
End-of-Year
(EOY) 4
N/A
  • Special Education
  • Postsecondary Outcomes for Students with Disabilities (SWD) Prior Year Completers
May 10, 2021
to
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021 July 31, 2021 to
August 27, 2021

Additional dates to note:

Academic Year Service Desk Holidays CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM)
2020–21

2020:
September 7; November 11, 26, 27; December 24, 25, 31

2021:
January 1, 18; February 8, 15; April 2; May 31

  • Fall 2020 CIM:
    October 13, 2020
  • Spring 2021 CIM:
    April 6, 2021
Questions:  

CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Service and Support: CALPADS-CSIS Service Desk | calpads-support@cde.ca.gov | 916-325-9210

Last Reviewed: Friday, April 16, 2021
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