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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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CALPADS Updates

Regular CALPADS Updates (Flash memos) are located in CALPADS Communications.

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CALPADS Course Codes (formerly California Basic Educational Data System [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 No Child Left Behind (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 (LEAs) in data submissions. CSIS Grants gives information about the funding available to CSIS for the support of state reporting and non-state reporting LEAs, and CSIS administration.

CALPADS Statewide Student Identifier (SSID)
An SSID is a unique student identifier that all K–12 public school students are required to have.

CALPADS/CBEDS Charter School Data Reporting Policy
Policy for reporting California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) and California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) data for charter schools.

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Service and Support: CALPADS-CSIS Service Desk | calpads-support@cde.ca.gov | 916-325-9210
Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #246 (added 29-Dec-2022)
    Special Education (SPED) Related Certification Validation Rules Returned to Fatal Errors.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #245 (added 16-Dec-2022)
    This Flash addresses 2021-22 Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Counts.
  • CAASPP - ELPAC: Troubleshooting Data Discrepancies (added 12-Dec-2022)
    Assistance for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in troubleshooting data discrepancies related to California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) testing.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #244 (added 02-Dec-2022)
    Special Education Validations to Become Warnings from November 30 through December 20, 2022.