The chart below provides a listing of common acronyms and their descriptions.

Acronym or Other Abbreviation
CAHSEECalifornia High School Exit Exam
CALPADSCalifornia Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System
Cal-SAFECalifornia School-Age Families Education
CBEDSCalifornia Basic Educational Data System
CCICollege and Career Indicator (dashboard)
CDECalifornia Department of Education
CDIFCounty/District Information Form
CELDTCalifornia English Language Development Test
CFSCALPADS File Specifications
CHSPECalifornia High School Proficiency Exam
CIGCredential Information Guide
ConAppConsolidated Application
CPACalifornia Partnership Academy
CRDCCivil Rights Data Collection
CSISCalifornia School Information Services
California State Preschool Program
CSPRConsolidated State Performance Report
CSTCalifornia Standards Test
CTCCommission on Teacher Credentialing
CTECareer Technical Education
ECEducational Code
DASSDashboard Alternative School Status (dashboard)
EDUnited States Department of Education
EDENEducation Data Exchange Network
ELEnglish Learner
ELAEnglish Language Arts
ELDEnglish Language Development
EOEnglish Only
ELPAC    English Language Proficiency Assessments for California
ELPIEnglish Language Performance Indicator (part of the Calif. Dashboard)
EOYEnd of Year
ESSAEvery School Succeeds Act
FEPFluent-English Proficient
FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FRPMFree or Reduced-price Meals
FTEFull-Time Equivalency
GATEGifted And Talented Education
GEDGeneral Educational Development
HOUSSEHigh Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation
HQTHighly Qualified Teacher
IBInternational Baccalaureate
IEPIndividualized Education Program
IFEPInitially Fluent-English Proficient
LCENLanguage Census
LCFFLocal Control Funding Formula
LEPLimited-English Proficient
LTELLong Term English Learners
NCLBNo Child Left Behind
NPSNon-Public Non-Sectarian School
NSLPNational School Lunch Program
ORAOnline Reporting Application
PAIFProfessional Assignment Information Form
RFEPReclassified Fluent-English Proficient
SDAIESpecially Designed Academic Instruction in English
SEIDStatewide Educator Identifier
SIFSchool Information Form
SISStudent Information System
SNORStudent National Origin Report
SSIDStatewide Student Identifier
Transitional Kindergarten
Universal Prekindergarten
VPSSVerification Process for Special Settings
Aeries CALPADS Extract Files
CRSCCourse Section Completion
CRSECourse Section Enrollment
Post-Secondary Status
SASSStaff Assignment
SCSCStudent Course Section Completion
SCSEStudent Course Section Enrollment
SCTEStudent Career Technical Education 
SDEMStaff Demographics
SDISStudent Discipline (Retired-replaced by SINC,SIRS,SOFF)
SELAStudent Language Acquisition 
SENRStudent Enrollment and SSID Request
SIADStudent Information Address File for SINF (Retired as of 7/1/21)
SINFStudent Information 
SPRGStudent Program
STASStudent Absence Summary
SINCStudent Incidents
Student Incident Results
SOFFStudent Offense
Work-Based Learning

This chart is also located in CALPADS FAQs.