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File Structure: CBEDS Data About Schools/Districts

File structure for California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) data about schools and districts for 2019–20 through the current year.

File Name: cbedsora19b.txt and cbedsora20b.txt

Data included in this file are estimated number of teacher hires, kindergarten program type, parental exception waivers, educational calendar, increased learning time, school year minutes, advanced coursework/dual class enrollment, and attendance rates.

Field Name Data Type Maximum Width Description

CdsCode

Character

14

14-digit county/district/school (CDS) code. For districts and county offices, the last seven-digits will be zeroes.

CountyName Character 50

County name.

DistrictName Character 50 District name.
SchoolName Character 50 School name.

Description

Character

50

Row description (data element).

Level

Character

1

Level of data. Field is coded as follows:

  • D = District
  • S = School

Section

Character

1

Section identification. Corresponds to the sections on the County/District Information Form (CDIF) and School Information Form (SIF). Field is coded as follows:

When Level = D

  • B = Estimated Teacher Hires (for the following year)
  • C = Work Visa Applications

When Level = S

  • B = Kindergarten Program Type
  • C = Work Visa Applications (for charter schools only)
  • D = Educational Calendar

RowNumber

Character

3

Row number. Corresponds to row numbers on the CDIF and SIF.

Value

Character

50

Contains the value of the field.

Year

Character

4

Specifies the year of the data collection.

Contacts for Technical Questions
  • Using Downloadable Files
    Data Reporting Office
    dro@cde.ca.gov
    916-327-0219

  • Data Content
    California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office
    cbeds@cde.ca.gov
    916-324-6738
Questions:   Data Reporting Office | dro@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-0219
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 17, 2021
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