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 Release Update v1.2.75 (XLSX; Dated 28-Jul-2020)
- CALPADS Update FLASH #184 (Dated 27-Jul-2020)
Topics include: 2020–21 Work-Based Learning data; preparing for submitting the WBLR File in 2020–21 EOY 1; Work-Based Learning codes for SWD.
- CALPADS Error List v11.14 (XLSX; Dated 14-Jul-2020)
This document contains descriptions for each error generated when submitting data to CALPADS.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #183 (Dated 02-Jul-2020)
Topics include: Reporting CTE concentrators; Work-Based Learning Indicator Data for SWD from the SEDS; SSIDs for SWD going from Part C to Part B Program; SPED file/exit reasons.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #182 (Dated 19-Jun-2020)
Topics include: Important reminders before certifying homeless data in CALPADS Reports 5.4 and 5.5; reminder of LEA End-of-Year roll over activities; preparing for direct certification counts during July and August.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #181 (Dated 16-Jun-2020)
Topics include: EOY 4 and Special Education data issues; EOY 4 CERT140 and CERT142, EOY 4 CERT160 changes; other EOY updates.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #180 (Dated 05-Jun-2020)
Topics include: COVID-19 related updates.
- 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.
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.