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Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter

Dear California Basic Educational Data System Coordinators:

California Basic Educational Data System Information Day Reminder

This notice is to remind California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) coordinators that Information Day is October 4. Information Day marks the beginning of the annual CBEDS data collection. All local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to submit CBEDS data to the California Department of Education (CDE) on or before October 31, 2023. For those districts participating in the District of Choice program, District of Choice Supplemental data are due to the CDE on or before October 16, 2023.

CBEDS Resources

All resources necessary to complete your CBEDS submission, including CBEDS training, the Administrative Manual, frequently asked questions, and correspondence are available on the CDE CBEDS web page at

CBEDS Online Reporting Application

The application used by LEAs to submit CBEDS data to the CDE, the CBEDS Online Reporting Application (ORA), is now available from the CDE CBEDS-ORA logon website at, however, you will not be able to certify until October 4. Access to CBEDS-ORA requires a unique user name and password for access. If you do not know your username or password, please use the “Retrieve Username/Password” feature on the CBEDS-ORA logon page to retrieve your information.

We appreciate your time and support in this effort and look forward to working with you to ensure a timely and successful CBEDS data submission. Should you have questions, or need assistance with your CBEDS submission, please contact CBEDS staff in the CBEDS/CDS Support Office for assistance by email at


Shana Yeary, Manager

CBEDS/CDS Support Office
Last Reviewed: Thursday, November 09, 2023

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