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CALPADS Frequently Asked Questions


The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) is the foundation of California's K–12 education data system that allows for tracking a student's academic performance over time. This page is part of the California Department of Education's (CDE) CALPADS Web Portal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), 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 for the California School Information Services (CSIS) team may be directed to support@csis.ca.gov.

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #167 (added 17-Dec-2019)
    Topic: When to Use an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), Individualized Education Program (IEP), or an Individualized Service Plan (ISP); guidance regarding how LEAs should report these students.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #168 (added 17-Dec-2019)
    Topic: Important Reminder to update the Student English Language Acquisition Status (ELAS) in CALPADS Prior to Summative Testing for the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC).
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #166 (added 11-Dec-2019)
    Topics include: Exiting students from the Special Education Program versus from a School; requirements for students with disabilities transferring into a district.