The California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) is an annual data collection administered in October. CBEDS data are reported through an Online Reporting Application called CBEDS-ORA. The purpose of CBEDS is to collect information on student and staff demographics. There are two separate forms used to collect these data. The County/District Information Form (CDIF) is used to collect data specific to district and county offices on the number of classified staff, estimated number of teacher hires, and high school graduation requirements. The School Information Form (SIF) is used to collect data specific to schools on the number of classified staff, select educational options enrollment, technology, education calendars, parental exception waivers, bilingual paraprofessionals, truancy, and school improvement grant information. Student aggregate counts (graduates, dropouts, and various enrollment counts) previously collected on the SIF and certificated staff data previously collected on the Professional Assignment Information Form (PAIF) have been transitioned to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). Although these data will no longer be collected through the CBEDS data collection process, the information will continue to be a part of the CBEDS data files. For additional information on CBEDS, please refer to the CBEDS Data Collection and Reporting Process page.
October 2, 2013: CBEDS Information Day
October 31, 2013: CBEDS data are due to the California Department of Education (CDE)
The CBEDS-ORA is used to submit SIF and CDIF data to the CDE, update coordinator contact information, and contains a list of schools that are expected to submit data.
- CBEDS Administrative Manual October 2012 (DOC)
- CBEDS Online Reporting Application and Resources
Access the CBEDS-ORA as well as useful information for using this application.
- CBEDS Frequently Asked Questions for October 2012
- County/District Information Form 2012 (DOC)
- School Information Form 2012 (DOC)
- Historical CBEDS Forms and Manuals
- 2012 CBEDS Overview Training (Flash)
An overview on how to report and submit CBEDS data.
AAV of the 2012 CBEDS Overview Training
- 2012 CBEDS-ORA Demonstration (Flash)
A demonstration on how to use the CBEDS-ORA to submit CBEDS data to the CDE.
AAV of the 2012 CBEDS-ORA Demonstration
Policies and Guidelines
- Charter School Data Reporting Policy for CBEDS-ORA
- Policy for Submitting Changes to Certified Data (Coming Soon)
Prior to the 2011-12 school year, local educational agencies were able to submit notifications of inaccurate certified data to the CDE. For a listing of notifications, please visit the Notifications of Inaccuracies in Certified Data Web page.
- CBEDS Passwords and Privacy Notice
- CBEDS Data Submission Process (Dated 31-Aug-2012)
- CBEDS Fall 2012 Data Collection and Contact Survey (Dated 17-Jul-2012)
California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
CALPADS is the foundation of California's K-12 education data system. It will maintain longitudinal, individual-level data including student demographic, program participation, grade level, enrollment, course enrollment and completion, discipline, state assessment, teacher assignment, and other data required to meet state and federal reporting requirements. Data will be linked longitudinally using a unique, non-personally identifiable Statewide Student Identifier (SSID). Visit the CALPADS Web page for more information.