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CBEDS Data Collection and Reporting Process - CalEdFacts

This content is part of California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For similar information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.

The California Basic Educational Data System, otherwise known as CBEDS, is a system for collecting and sharing demographic data about students, schools, school districts, and classified staff in the California public school system in kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12). The data are collected once a year on the first Wednesday in October, which is designated as “Information Day.”

The data are collected on two different forms. Each district and county office of education completes a form providing information about classified staff, estimated teacher hires, and graduation requirements. Each public school completes a form providing information about classified staff, educational options, technology, educational calendars, parental exception waivers from English-language classrooms, bilingual paraprofessionals, and truant students. Additionally, charter schools reporting independently of their authorizing districts provide information on estimated teacher hires and graduation requirements, and schools participating in the School Improvement Grant (SIG) provide information on increased learning time, school year minutes, advanced coursework/dual class enrollment, and student and teacher attendance rates.

CBEDS is designed to produce state and federal reports required by the California Education Code and by federal statutes.

CBEDS data are also made available for other uses by schools, districts, parents, government groups, control agencies, California Department of Education (CDE) staff, the media, and the general public. The public may view data in a variety of formats from the Demographics [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sd/] Web page.

Data are available online through the following methods:

For more information, contact the CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office at 916-324-6738 or by e-mail at cbeds@cde.ca.gov. Additional information can be found on the Data and Statistics [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds] Web page, as well as on the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/dc/cb/] Web page.

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | cbeds@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
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