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.
CALPADS Home (this page)
Fixed and Active Known Issues
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Hours of Operation
- CALPADS Update Flash #254 (06-Jun-2023)
Topics include: National School Lunch Program Meal Application and Alternative Income Form Requirements.
- CALPADS Update Flash #253 (17-May-2023)
Topics include: Reminder to Update CALPADS for Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program 4.0 by May 22, 2023.
- CALPADS Update Flash #252 (12-May-2023)
Topics include: Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) Opens May 19, 2023.
- CALPADS Update Flash #251 (05-May-2023)
Topics include: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB) Reporting System Now Open.
- CALPADS Update Flash #250 (03-May-2023)
Topics include: 2022−23 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program.
- CALPADS Update Flash #249 (18-Apr-2023)
Topics include: 2022−23 End-of-Year (EOY) Updates.
- 2022-23 End-of-Year (EOY) Submissions (Dated 12-Apr-2023)
Letter sent to county and district superintendents and charter school administrators regarding EOY submissions, including information about deadlines, and advising local educational agencies to plan ahead, as there will be no extensions to the EOY submission deadline.
Regular CALPADS Updates (Flash memos) are located in CALPADS Communications.
Links and Resources
CALPADS Course Codes (formerly California Basic Educational Data System [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.
Subscription to one-way communication from the CALPADS team to local educational agencies.
CALPADS includes statewide assessment data, enrollment data, teacher assignment data, and other elements required to meet federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) reporting requirements.
Information on the Education Codes and their requirements within CALPADS.
California School Information Services (CSIS)
Information about the organization supporting CALPADS and local educational agencies (LEAs) in data submissions. CSIS Grants gives information about the funding available to CSIS for the support of state reporting and non-state reporting LEAs, and CSIS administration.
CALPADS Statewide Student Identifier (SSID)
An SSID is a unique student identifier that all K–12 public school students are required to have.
CALPADS/CBEDS Charter School Data Reporting Policy
Policy for reporting California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) and California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) data for charter schools.
Other Data Collections
Independent Study Attendance Collection (ISAC)
Information on the ISAC, which is used for collecting student absence data in order to determine eligibility for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) Frequently Asked Questions
Common Questions on the ASVAB AFQT Score.
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