Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Longitudinal Education Data Systems

Describes numerous efforts that are part of California's statewide K-12 education data system.

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 unique, non-personally identifiable Statewide Student Identifiers (SSIDs). Visit the CALPADS Web page for more information.

California School Information Services (CSIS)

The CSIS program office, under the administrative oversight of the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team, which is operated from the Kern County Office of Education, has a statutorily authorized mission to: (1) build the capacity of local educational agencies (LEAs) to implement and maintain comparable, effective, and efficient student information systems that will support LEA daily program needs and promote the use of information for decision making by school, district, and county staffs; (2) enable the accurate and timely exchange of student transcripts between LEAs and postsecondary institutions; (3) assist LEAs to transmit state reports electronically to the CDE, thereby reducing the reporting burden of LEA staff; and (4) assist LEAs to assign and maintain Statewide Student Identifiers (SSIDs). Visit the CSIS Web page for more information.

California Basic Educational Data System - Online Reporting Application

CBEDS-ORA is a Web application used to submit CBEDS SIF and CDIF data to the CDE. Visit the CBEDS-ORA Web page for more information.

Data Submission Calendar for CALPADS, CBEDS-ORA, and the Consolidated Application Reporting System (CARS)

To view this calendar, visit the CALPADS, CBEDS-ORA, CARS Submission Calendar Web page.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), Statewide Student Identifiers (SSIDs), California School Information Services (CSIS), and Race & Ethnicity may be found on the following Web pages:

CDE: CALPADS Frequently Asked Questions
CDE: Race and Ethnicity Frequently Asked Questions


The letters below provide information about State Reporting, Annual Statewide Student Identifier Maintenance, and other data activities.


Privacy of Student Records

Data Privacy – This is general information on the privacy of student records that are collected and maintained by the California Department of Education.


Local Assistance Funding – This is information about the local assistance grants for data activities.

CSIS Grants – This is information about the funding available to CSIS for the support of State Reporting LEAs, non-State Reporting districts in preparation for CALPADS, and CSIS administration.

Contact Information

Staff Contacts – CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office Staff.

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 7, 2015

Share this Page

Recently Posted in Data Collections

No items posted in the last 60 days.