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 Data Guide v11.0 (DOCX; Dated 14-Feb-2020)
This document provides guidance for LEAs regarding the collection and submission of data for CALPADS.
- CALPADS Known Issues v1.5.55 (XLSX; Dated 13-Feb-2020)
- CALPADS Update FLASH #169 (Dated 29-Jan-2020)
Topics include: Disabling of the Student Discipline (SDIS) file on Feb. 25, 2020; CTE data survey template for 2018–19 CTE completers.
- CALPADS Release Update v1.2.64 (XLSX; Dated 28-Jan-2020)
- Letter regarding Career Technical Education (CTE) Data Survey Template and Reporting Instructions for 2018–19 CTE Completers (24-Jan-2020)
Letter to LEAs including a CTE data survey template for 2018–19 CTE completers.
- CALPADS Error List v11.6 (XLSX; Dated 07-Jan-2020)
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.
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.