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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2017–18 CALPADS Certification Report
- CALPADS Known Issues v1.4.94 (XLSX; Dated 09-Aug-2018)
- Data Submission Reminders for the 2018 California School Dashboard (07-Aug-2018)
Letter sent to county and district superintendents and charter school administrators with critical reminders for the 2018 Dashboard. This letter is also posted in CALPADS Communications under "Letters to Superintendents."
- CALPADS Update FLASH #139 (Dated 24-Jul-2018)
Topics include: Assigning grade levels for ungraded elementary (UE) and ungraded secondary (US) students.
- CALPADS Release Update v1.2.31 (XLSX; Dated 17-Jul-2018)
- CALPADS Update FLASH #138 (Dated 25-Jun-2018)
Topics include: Options for testing students and utilizing the results of the Initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) during the summer.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #137 (Dated 18-Jun-2018)
Topics include: Purging of former foster youth report; direct cert.; EOY tips; reporting "non-binary gender" students; new SENR completion indicators; reporting disciplinary removals.
The CALPADS Updates (Flash memos) are located in CALPADS Communications.
Useful Information and Links
CALPADS Information Meetings (CIM)
April 2018 CIM
CALPADS Information Meeting – April 17, 2018
YouTube video of the April 17, 2018 CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM).
CIM Presentation Materials – April 17, 2018
Presentation materials including PowerPoint slides and agenda from the April 17, 2018 CIM meeting, available on the California School Information Services (CSIS) Web site.
Visit the CALPADS Communications Archive to view past CIM events (located under the "Webinars and Presentations – Archive" heading). Presentation materials for past CIM events can also be found on the as the CSIS Events page; click on the "Past Events" button to view a list of past CIM events, and click on the individual links to view agendas and documents for each event.
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 AYP Reports: Guidance Documents
The CDE has produced guidance documents to help LEAs navigate through the CALPADS AYP reports and assist LEAs in identifying whether corrections are needed to their CALPADS data. These guidance documents are now posted on the CDE Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Web page under the heading entitled “CALPADS AYP Reports: Instructions and Guidance.”
Other Links and Resources
CALPADS includes statewide assessment data, enrollment data, teacher assignment data, and other elements required to meet federal NCLB reporting requirements.
This Web page provides information on the Education Codes and their requirements within CALPADS.
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.
National School Lunch Program Data Exchange
Information for point-of-sale vendors and student information system vendors. The purpose of the National School Lunch Program Data Exchange Project is to provide these vendors with a common file layout in an effort to improve data quality.