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CALPADS Frequently Asked Questions


The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) is the foundation of California's K–12 education data system that allows for tracking a student's academic performance over time. This page is part of the California Department of Education's (CDE) CALPADS Web Portal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), Race & Ethnicity, and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) may be found on the following Web pages:

 

Questions for the CDE related to CALPADS may be directed to calpads@cde.ca.gov.
Questions for the California School Information Services (CSIS) team may be directed to support@csis.ca.gov.

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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    Release updates for CALPADS, March 30, 2016.
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    This document lists open issues that have been reported to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) office.
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    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.