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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.

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2018–19 CALPADS County-Level Certification Report


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CALPADS 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.

CALPADS Listservs
Subscription to one-way communication from the CALPADS team to local educational agencies.

CALPADS Background/History
CALPADS includes statewide assessment data, enrollment data, teacher assignment data, and other elements required to meet federal NCLB reporting requirements.

CALPADS Legislation
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.

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Recently Posted in School Performance

  • CALPADS Update FLASH #179 (PDF) (added 19-May-2020)
    CALPADS Flash sent to local educational agency representatives.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #177 (added 14-May-2020)
    Topics include: Updating CALPADS critical for students to receive benefits under pandemic-EBT; charter school reporting method.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #177 (PDF) (added 14-May-2020)
    CALPADS Flash sent to local educational agency representatives.
  • CALPADS Known Issues v1.5.60 (added 11-May-2020)
    This document lists open issues that have been reported to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) office.
  • CALPADS Release Updates v1.2.69 (added 07-May-2020)
    This document lists fixes that have been released to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Web application.