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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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2018–19 CALPADS County-Level Certification Report


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CALPADS Updates

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.

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 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 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.

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • CALPADS Error List v12.2 (added 14-Oct-2020)
    This document contains descriptions for each error generated when submitting given data to CALPADS.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #190 (added 17-Sep-2020)
    Topics include: 2020-21 roll over; live Fall 1 reporting and certification training for all users; registration information for October CIM meeting.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #189 (added 04-Sep-2020)
    Topics include: Important English Language Acquisition Status Updates.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #188 (added 27-Aug-2020)
    Topics of this Flash include: End-of-Year (EOY) submission deadline updates; update on defect resolution.