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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), COVID-19 as it relates to CALPADS Data Collection, Race & Ethnicity, and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) may be found on the following web pages:

Questions for the CDE related to CALPADS may be directed to calpads@cde.ca.gov.

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: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • CALPADS Update Flash #210 (added 22-Jul-2021)
    Guidance for testing students with the 2020-21 Summative ELPAC and CAASPP in July 2021.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #209 - Guidance for AB-104 (added 21-Jul-2021)
    Topics include: Guidance for exiting secondary students per AB-104; process to follow to submit data to CALPADS.
  • CALPADS Release Updates v1.2.92 (added 15-Jul-2021)
    This document lists fixes that have been released to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Web application.
  • CALPADS Release Updates v1.2.91 (added 30-Jun-2021)
    This document lists fixes that have been released to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Web application.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #208 (added 28-Jun-2021)
    Guidance for updating records for students who are Reclassified Fluent English Proficient; retirement of two English Language Acquisition Correction Reason Codes.

  • CALPADS Update Flash #207 (added 03-Jun-2021)
    Topics include: Guidance for Special Education Data Submission; Use of Infant (IN) and Toddler (TD) Grade Levels for Students with Disabilities.
  • 2021−22 Guidance Regarding NSLP and LCFF (added 02-Jun-2021)
    2021−22 guidance for using the National School Lunch Program Application or the Alternative Household Income Form to collect data used for funding allocations and P-EBT Eligibility.