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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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CALPADS Listservs

The CALPADS listservs listed below provide one-way communication from the California Department of Education (CDE) to local educational agencies (LEAs), Student Information System (SIS) vendors, and LEAs utilizing custom-designed Student Information Systems. LEAs and entities subscribing to given listservs will receive information via email relevant to the development and implementation of CALPADS. The CDE strongly recommends that LEAs and SIS vendors maintain active subscriptions to the appropriate CALPADS listservs, as these listservs serve as a vital means of communicating important information about CALPADS. Additional information pertaining to CALPADS can also be obtained on the CDE CALPADS Web page. Here you will find current updates, links to various communications, system documentation, and relevant CALPADS information. If you have any questions, please submit them via e-mail to calpads@cde.ca.gov.

CALPADS Listservs

CALPADS-LEA

The CALPADS-LEA listserv is a private listserv restricted to LEAs. All requests for membership will be reviewed before approval is granted.

CALPADS-SIS-VENDORS

The CALPADS-SIS-VENDORS listserv provides information relevant to the development and implementation of CALPADS to Student Information System (SIS) vendors and LEAs utilizing custom-designed SISs. This listserv is an open listserv with no membership restrictions.

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How to subscribe to a listserv

To subscribe to a listserv, send a blank e-mail message by clicking on a "subscribe to..." link for the appropriate listserv listed above. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address associated with the given listserv subscription. The subscriber must reply to the confirming e-mail message in order for the listserv membership to be activated.

If any of the above subscribe links do not work with your default e-mail client, please submit an e-mail (with no message) to:
subscribe-[LISTNAME]@mlist.cde.ca.gov (e.g., subscribe-calpads-lea@mlist.cde.ca.gov).

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How to unsubscribe from a listserv

To unsubscribe from a listserv, send a blank e-mail message by clicking on an "unsubscribe to..." link for the appropriate listserv above. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address associated with the given listserv subscription. The subscriber must then reply to the confirming e-mail in order for the listserv membership to be deactivated.

If any of the above unsubscribe links do not work with your default e-mail client, please submit an e-mail (with no message) to:
unsubscribe-[LISTNAME]@mlist.cde.ca.gov (e.g., unsubscribe-calpads-sis-vendors@mlist.cde.ca.gov).

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NOTE: The CALPADS listservs are not discussion forums, and listserv members cannot post comments or otherwise communicate with other members through these listservs. The CALPADS listservs are not intended to replace any of the California School Information Services (CSIS) listservs.

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 8, 2016
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