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)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Hours of Operation
2018–19 CALPADS County-Level Certification Report
- CALPADS Error List v12.2 (XLSX; Dated 13-Oct-2020)
This document contains descriptions for each error generated when submitting data to CALPADS.
- CALPADS Release Update v1.2.79 (XLSX; Dated 13-Oct-2020)
- CALPADS Known Issues v1.5.68 (XLSX; Dated 01-Oct-2020)
- CALPADS Update FLASH #191 (Dated 23-Sep-2020)
Topics include: Major changes included in the 2020–21 rollover release; Major changes to the 2020–21 Fall 1 Submission; Fall 2 change related to the use of the generic SEID of 9999999999
- CALPADS Update FLASH #190 (Dated 15-Sep-2020)
Topics include: 2020–21 roll over; CALPADS training for all users; October CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM) registration information.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #189 (Dated 03-Sep-2020)
Topics include: Important English Language Acquisition Status Updates.
Regular CALPADS Updates (Flash memos) are located in CALPADS Communications.
Links and Resources
CALPADS Course Codes (formerly 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 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 in data submissions.
CALPADS Statewide Student Identifier (SSID)
An SSID is a unique, non-personally identifiable student identifier that all K–12 public school students are required to have.
CALPADS and Charter Schools Data Reporting Policy
Data reporting policy that charter schools should follow using CALPADS and CBEDS-ORA.