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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

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | | 916-324-6738
Service and Support: CALPADS-CSIS Service Desk | | 916-325-9210
Last Reviewed: Thursday, August 19, 2021
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    Current code values referenced in the CALPADS File Specifications (CFS) for the coded value data elements.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #217 (added 04-Jan-2022)
    Change to Certification Validation Rule CERT146; reminder that Special Education (SPED) related Certification Validation Rules will return to fatal errors.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #216 (added 21-Dec-2021)
    Topic: Special Education (SPED) Related Certification Validation Rules Will Return to Fatal Errors.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #215 (added 13-Dec-2021)
    All Special Education (SPED) related fatal Certification Validation Rules will temporarily become warnings.