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Data pertaining to school performance or ranking.
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.
California School Dashboard and System of Support
California’s new accountability and continuous improvement system provides information about how local educational agencies and schools are meeting the needs of California’s diverse student population.
Postsecondary Preparation
Provides standardized test results from the SAT, ACT, and AP tests which measure high school students' achievement.
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • CALPADS Update Flash #184 (added 27-Jul-2020)
    Topics include: 2020-21 Work-Based Learning data; preparing for submitting the WBLR File in 2020-21 EOY 1; Work-Based Learning codes for Students with Disabilities.
  • CALPADS File Specifications (Forms) v12.0 (added 27-Jul-2020)
    This document contains the file formats for the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
  • CALPADS Extract Specifications v12.0 (added 27-Jul-2020)
    This document serves to assist LEAs in understanding the extract specifications for CALPADS.
  • CALPADS Valid Code Combinations v12.0 (added 27-Jul-2020)
    This document depicts the valid codes that can only be used in specific combinations in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
  • CALPADS File Specifications (CFS) v12.0 (added 27-Jul-2020)
    Overview of the CALPADS file formats, data submission windows, data submission calendar, and document conventions.

  • CALPADS Code Sets v12.0 (added 27-Jul-2020)
    Current code values referenced in the CALPADS File Specifications (CFS) for the coded value data elements.
  • CALPADS Error List v11.14 (added 17-Jul-2020)
    This document contains descriptions for each error generated when submitting given data to CALPADS.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #183 (PDF) (added 02-Jul-2020)
    CALPADS Update Flash sent to local educational agency (LEA) representatives.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #183 (added 02-Jul-2020)
    Topics include: Reporting CTE concentrators; Work-Based Learning Indicator Data for SWD from the SEDS; SSIDs for students with disabilities transitioning from Part C to Part B Program; SPED file/exit reasons.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #182 (added 30-Jun-2020)
    Topics include: Important Reminders Before Certifying Homeless Data in CALPADS Reports 5.4 and 5.5, Reminder of LEA End-of-Year Roll Over Activities, Preparing for Direct Certification Counts During July and August.