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California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS)

An annual collection of local educational agency data including classified staff, teacher hires, graduation requirements, technology data, and more.

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 and estimated number of teacher hires. The School Information Form (SIF) is used to collect data specific to schools on the number of classified staff, kindergarten type, educational calendars, parental exception waivers, 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.

Important Dates

October 7, 2015: CBEDS Information Day
October 30, 2015: 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 CBEDS coordinator contact information.

The CBEDS-ORA also contains a list of schools that are expected to submit data.




CBEDS training is provided to CBEDS coordinators in an Adobe Flash (SWF) format with voice-over narration. Click on the training link below to view the presentation. Please allow one hour for the training.


Policies and Guidelines

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.

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Friday, October 2, 2015

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