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.
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2015–16 CALPADS Certification Report
- CALPADS Update FLASH #116 | DOC | PDF (Dated 20-May-2016)
Topics include: End of Year Submission Window; changes due to accountability; code changes.
- CALPADS Data Guide v7.1 (DOC; 2MB; Effective 19-May-2016)
This document provides guidance for LEAs regarding the collection and submission of data for CALPADS.
- CALPADS User Manual v7.3 (DOC; 36MB) | PDF (26MB) (Effective 19-May-2016)
This document contains detailed instructions regarding how to use CALPADS.
- CALPADS Error List v7.6 (XLS; Effective 19-May-2016)
This document contains descriptions for each error generated when submitting data to CALPADS.
- CALPADS Assessment User Manual v2.4 (DOC; 5MB) | PDF (3MB) (Dated 11-May-2016)
This document is an extension of the CALPADS User Manual. It includes information relevant only to assessment functionality.
- 2016–17 Data Collection Changes for California's New Accountability and Continuous Improvement System | DOC | PDF (Dated 06-May-2016)
Letter sent to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding major upcoming collection changes, which will also align with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
- CALPADS Known Issues v1.4.05 (XLS; Dated 05-May-2016)
The CALPADS Updates (Flash memos) are located in CALPADS Communications.
Useful Information and Links
CALPADS Information Meeting – April 19, 2016
The PowerPoint slides presented in the April 19, 2016 CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM) are available on the California School Information Services (CSIS) Web site via the link above.
CALPADS Course Codes (formerly CBEDS Course Codes)
Are you looking for CALPADS course codes? Refer to the CALPADS Code Sets document, which is located within the CALPADS System Documentation under the "CALPADS File Specifications" heading. The document is provided in Microsoft Excel format.
CALPADS AYP Reports: Guidance Documents
The CDE has produced guidance documents to help LEAs navigate through the CALPADS AYP reports and assist LEAs in identifying whether corrections are needed to their CALPADS data. These guidance documents are now posted on the CDE Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Web page under the heading entitled “CALPADS AYP Reports: Instructions and Guidance.”
CALPADS includes statewide assessment data, enrollment data, teacher assignment data, and other elements required to meet federal NCLB reporting requirements.
This Web page provides information on the Education Codes and their requirements within CALPADS.
CALPADS Statewide Student Identifier (SSID)
An SSID is a unique, non-personally identifiable student identifier that all K–12 public school students are required to have.
Local Educational Agencies (LEA) Funding
Ongoing funding ($0.25 per enrolled student) is available for eligible LEAs to support maintenance of Statewide Student Identifiers (SSIDs).