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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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The CALPADS Updates (Flash memos) are located in CALPADS Communications.

Useful Information and Links

CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM) – October 18, 2016 External link opens in new window or tab.
PowerPoint slides and agenda from the October 18, 2016 CIM meeting, available on the California School Information Services (CSIS) Web site.

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 Background/History
CALPADS includes statewide assessment data, enrollment data, teacher assignment data, and other elements required to meet federal NCLB reporting requirements.

CALPADS Legislation
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).

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 22, 2017
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • Certification of Special Ed Discipline Data (added 18-May-2017)
    Letter sent May 17, 2017 to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding special ed discipline data.
  • 2016-17 Data Collections: Mid-Year Update Letter (added 09-May-2017)
    Mid-year update Letter sent to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #126 (added 07-Apr-2017)
    Topics include: Upcoming release of previously masked cohort outcome data for alternative schools; adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) updates.
  • CALPADS Known Issues v1.4.45 (XLS) (added 27-Mar-2017)
    This document lists open issues that have been reported to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) office.