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CALPADS System Documentation


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's) CALPADS Web Portal.

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2014–15 CALPADS Certification Report


System Documentation

CALPADS User Manual

CALPADS Assessment User Manual

CALPADS File Specifications (CFS)

CALPADS Error List

CALPADS SSID and Enrollment Procedures

CALPADS Data Guide

CBEDS Assignment/Course Code Mapping

Career Technical Education (CTE) Course Code Mapping


For more information on System Documentation, please subscribe to the appropriate listserv on the CALPADS Listservs Web page.

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
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