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 v11.10 (XLSX; Dated 19-May-2020)
This document contains descriptions for each error generated when submitting data to CALPADS.
- CALPADS Release Update v1.2.70 (XLSX; Dated 19-May-2020)
- CALPADS Update FLASH #179 (Dated 18-May-2020)
Topics include: 2020–21 process for submitting ELAS and IFEP; 2020–21 and 2021–22 process for submitting student test settings.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #178 (Dated 15-May-2020)
Topics include: 2019–20 End-of-Year submissions.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #177 (Dated 13-May-2020)
Topics include: Updating CALPADS critical for students to receive benefits under pandemic-EBT; charter school reporting method.
- 2019–20 Data Collection Update: CALPADS End-of-Year Submissions (Dated 13 May-2020)
Letter sent to county and district duperintendents and charter school administrators.
- CALPADS Known Issues v1.5.60 (XLSX; Dated 08-May-2020)
- CALPADS Update FLASH #176 (Dated 04-May-2020)
Topics include: Input and Certification Validation Errors for End-of-Year 4 - Special Education.
- COVID-19 FAQs Related to CALPADS Data Collection
Responses to some frequently asked questions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and pertaining to CALPADS data collection.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #175 (Dated 14-Apr-2020)
Topics include: Frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 and CALPADS data collection.
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.