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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.

Links and Resources

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, 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 the California Basic Educational Data System-Online Reporting Application (CBEDS-ORA).

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, September 16, 2021
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • 2021–22 Data Collections: Back-to-School Letter (added 13-Sep-2021)
    September 2021 letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Special Education Local Plan Area Directors.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #212 (added 09-Sep-2021)
    Fall 1 training is now open; announcement of new quarterly regional meetings.
  • CALPADS Release Updates v1.2.94 (added 18-Aug-2021)
    This document lists fixes that have been released to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Web application.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #211 (added 10-Aug-2021)
    Information on Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits.
  • CALPADS Release Updates v1.2.93 (added 05-Aug-2021)
    This document lists fixes that have been released to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Web application.