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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 2012–13 and 2013–14.

File Name: cbedsora12b.txt and cbedsora13b.txt

Data included in this file are estimated number of teacher hires, high school graduation requirements, educational options, technology, educational calendar, parental exception waivers, bilingual paraprofessionals, increased learning time, school year minutes, advanced coursework/dual class enrollment, attendance rates, and truancy.

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 zeros.

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 = High School Graduation Requirements

When Level = S

  • B = Education Options
  • C = Technology
  • D = Educational Calendar
  • E = Parental Exception Waivers (for the prior year)
  • F = Bilingual Paraprofessionals
  • H = High School Graduation Requirements (for select charter schools only)
  • I = Increased Learning Time (for the prior year) *
  • J = School Year Minutes (for the prior year) *
  • K = Advanced Coursework/Dual Class Enrollment (for the prior year) *
  • L = Attendance Rates (for the prior year) *
  • M = Truancy (for the prior year)

* These data are only collected for School Improvement Grant (SIG) Participants and is not available statewide.

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
    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: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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