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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.

  • CALPADS Update FLASH #121 | DOC | PDF (Dated 16-Sep-2016)
    Topics include: Sept. release; foster youth data; CTE course codes; ODS reports; fall updates & reminders.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #120 | DOC | PDF (Dated 09-Aug-2016)
    Topics include: Chronic absenteeism data collection; new STAS file; calculating days attended/absent; cert. reqs.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #119 | DOC | PDF (Dated 29-Jul-2016)
    Topics include: Reporting disciplinary removals to an interim alternative setting; direct cert. counts; CTE reports.
    CALPADS Update FLASH #118
    | DOC | PDF (Dated 07-Jul-2016)
    Topics include: July 9 system maintenance; corrections to Flash #117.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #117 | DOC | PDF (Updated 07-Jul-2016)
    Topics include: End-of-year submission window reminder and tips; Title I Part A status; "view only" feature update.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #116 | DOC | PDF (Dated 20-May-2016)
    Topics include: End-of-year submission window; changes due to accountability; code changes.

Webinars and Presentations

CALPADS Information Meeting – April 19, 2016 External link opens in new window or tab. (02:29:10)
YouTube video. Additionally, the CIM PowerPoint Slides – April 19, 2016 External link opens in new window or tab. are available on the California School Information Services (CSIS) Web site.

Topic Specific Correspondence

  • Compliance with Assembly Bill 420 | PDF (Dated 16-Jun-2016)
    Letter sent to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding compliance with Assembly Bill 420 (effective since/as of January 1, 2015).

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: Monday, September 19, 2016
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • 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 File Specifications (Forms) v8.2 (XLS) (added 21-Sep-2016)
    This document contains the file formats for the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (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 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 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 Extract Specifications v8.2 (DOC) (added 21-Sep-2016)
    This document serves to assist LEAs in understanding the extract specifications for CALPADS.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.