2021–22 Data Collections: Annual Back-to-School Letter
This letter kicks off the 2021–22 data collection season for the following California Department of Education (CDE) data systems:
- California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
- California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS)
- Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS)
The 2021–22 certification and amendment window deadlines for these data collections are posted on CDE’s CALPADS, CBEDS, and CARS Submission Calendar web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/dc/es/subcal.asp.
It should also be noted that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has only heightened the need for timely, quality data, from all state agencies, including the CDE. Governor Newsom’s vision of integrating existing data into a cradle-to-career longitudinal data system that will provide the data the state needs to effectively meet the needs of its citizens was authorized in postsecondary budget trailer bill, Assembly Bill (AB) 132 (Chapter 144, Statutes of 2021). The CDE will keep local educational agencies (LEAs) up-do-date on this significant data integration project and how it will benefit the public pre-K to grade 12 community.