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This page contains communications related to CALPADS including system updates, correspondence, and newsletters.

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2015–16 CALPADS Certification Report

Earlier communications are located in the Communications Archive.

CALPADS Updates

The CALPADS Update FLASHES listed below include abbreviated descriptions of the contents of each FLASH memo.

Webinars and Presentations

CALPADS Information Meeting – April 19, 2016 External link opens in new window or tab.
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.

Topic Specific Correspondence

Assessment and Accountability

Letters to Superintendents

Charter School Reporting Status Change Form

Earlier communications are located in the Communications Archive.

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Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Friday, May 6, 2016

Recently Posted in School Performance

  • CALPADS Data Guide v7.1 (DOC) (added 13-May-2016)
    This guide is intended to assist users in preparing for data submission to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
  • CALPADS Extract Specifications V7.2 (DOC) (added 12-May-2016)
    This document serves to assist LEAs in understanding the extract specifications for CALPADS.
  • CALPADS Assessment User Manual v2.4 (PDF) (added 11-May-2016)
    This document is an extension of the CALPADS User Manual, and the document includes information relevant only to Assessment functionality within CALPADS.
  • CALPADS Error List v7.6 (XLS) (added 11-May-2016)
    This document contains descriptions for each error generated when submitting given data to CALPADS.
  • CALPADS User Manual v7.3 (PDF) (added 11-May-2016)
    CALPADS User Manual. This document contains instructions regarding using and navigating the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).

  • CALPADS Known Issues v1.4.05 (XLS) (added 10-May-2016)
    This document lists open issues that have been reported to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) office.
  • Letter regarding changes to CALPADS due to ESSA (added 06-May-2016)
    Letter regarding upcoming changes made to CALPADS to support California's new accountability and continuous improvement system.
  • CALPADS Known Issues v1.4.04 (XLS) (added 29-Apr-2016)
    This document lists open issues that have been reported to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) office.
  • CALPADS Release Updates v1.1.88 (XLS) (added 27-Apr-2016)
    Release updates for CALPADS, March 30, 2016.
  • CALPADS Known Issues v1.4.03 (XLS) (added 26-Apr-2016)
    This document lists open issues that have been reported to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) office.