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

Acronym or Other Abbreviation


APAdvanced Placement
AYAcademic Year
CAACalifornia Alternate Assessment
CAASPPCalifornia Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
CAHSEECalifornia High School Exit Exam
CALPADSCalifornia Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System
Cal-SAFECalifornia School-Age Families Education
CASTCalifornia Science Test
CAT/6California Achievement Test, Sixth Edition Survey
CSACalifornia Spanish Assessment
CBEDSCalifornia Basic Educational Data System
CCEConcurrent Enrollment
CCICollege and Career Indicator (dashboard)
CDECalifornia Department of Education
CDIFCounty/District Information Form
CELDTCalifornia English Language Development Test
CERTCERT followed by a numeral is used to identify errors or warnings in CALPADS
CERSCalifornia Educator Reporting System
CFSCALPADS File Specifications
CHSPECalifornia High School Proficiency Exam
CIGCredential Information Guide
CMACalifornia Modified Assessment
ConAppConsolidated Application
CPACalifornia Partnership Academy
CRDCCivil Rights Data Collection
CSISCalifornia School Information Services
CSPRConsolidated State Performance Report
CSTCalifornia Standards Test
CSUCalifornia State University
CTCCommission on Teacher Credentialing
CTECareer Technical Education
CTWEECareer Technical Work Experience 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
ELPAC    English Language Proficiency Assessments for California
ELPIEnglish Language Performance Indicator (part of the Calif. Dashboard)
EOEnglish Only
EOYEnd of Year
ERDExit Reason Discrepancy
ESSAEvery School Succeeds Act
EWEEExploratory Work Experience Education
FEPFluent-English Proficient
FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FFAFuture Farmers of America
FRPMFree or Reduced-price Meals
FTEFull-Time Equivalency
GATEGifted And Talented Education
GEDGeneral Educational Development
Error code used by CALPADS
HOUSSEHigh Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation
HQTHighly Qualified Teacher
IBInternational Baccalaureate
IEPIndividualized Education Program
IFEPInitially Fluent-English Proficient
IRVError code used by CALPADS
LCENLanguage Census
LCFFLocal Control Funding Formula
LEPLimited-English Proficient
LTELLong Term English Learners
MIDMultiple Identifier
MYPMiddle Years Program
NCLBNo Child Left Behind
NPSNon-Public Non-Sectarian School
NSLPNational School Lunch Program
ORAOnline Reporting Application
ODSOperational Data Store
PAIFProfessional Assignment Information Form
RFEPReclassified Fluent-English Proficient
Supervised Occupational Experiences
SDAIESpecially Designed Academic Instruction in English
SEIDStatewide Educator Identifier
SIFSchool Information Form
SISStudent Information System
SNORStudent National Origin Report
SSIDStatewide Student Identifier
SWDStudents With Disabilities
Test Operations Management System
UCUniversity of California
VPSSVerification Process for Special Settings
WEEWork Experience in Education

Aeries CALPADS Extract Files


CRSCCourse Section Completion
CRSECourse Section Enrollment
PSTSPostsecondary 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 7/1/2021)
SINFStudent Information 
SPRGStudent Program
STASStudent Absence Summary
SINCStudent Incident
SIRSStudent Incident Result
SOFFStudent Offense
SPEDSpecial Education Program Data (Submitted by IEP Vendor)
SSRVSpecial Education Student Services (Submitted by IEP Vendor)
WBLRWork Based Learning

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