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School Performance

Data pertaining to school performance or ranking, such as the Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Academic Performance Index (API)
The cornerstone of California's Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999; measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
A statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress.
California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
A longitudinal data system used to maintain individual-level data including student demographics, course data, discipline, assessments, staff assignments, and other data for state and federal reporting.
Postsecondary Preparation
Provides standardized test results from the SAT, ACT, and AP tests which measure high school students' achievement.
Recently Posted in School Performance
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    This document contains the file formats for the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
  • CALPADS Code Sets v8.2 (XLS) (added 21-Sep-2016)
    This document contains the current code values referenced in the CALPADS File Specifications (CFS) for the coded value data elements. The CALPADS Code Sets document includes the code set name, coded value, name & description.
  • CALPADS SSID and Enrollment Procedures v8.2 (DOC) (added 21-Sep-2016)
    The CALPADS Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) and Enrollment Procedures document serves as a guide to assist LEAs in properly submitting enrollment and exit data to CALPADS.
  • CALPADS Valid Code Combinations v8.2 (XLS) (added 21-Sep-2016)
    This document depicts the valid codes that can only be used in specific combinations in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
  • CALPADS Extract Specifications v8.2 (DOC) (added 21-Sep-2016)
    This document serves to assist LEAs in understanding the extract specifications for CALPADS.

  • CALPADS File Specifications (CFS) v8.2 (DOC) (added 21-Sep-2016)
    This document includes an overview of the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) file formats, data submission windows, data submission calendar, and document conventions.
  • CALPADS Release Updates v1.1.95 (XLS) (added 20-Sep-2016)
    Release updates for CALPADS, September 20, 2016.
  • CALPADS User Manual v8.2 (DOC) (added 20-Sep-2016)
    CALPADS User Manual. This document contains instructions regarding using and navigating the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
  • CALPADS Update Flash #121 (added 16-Sep-2016)
    Topics include: September release highlights; release of foster youth data; modified CTE course codes; ODS reports; fall updates and reminders; October CIM meeting registration now open.
  • CALPADS Known Issues v1.4.22 (XLS) (added 16-Sep-2016)
    This document lists open issues that have been reported to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) office.