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
- CALPADS Known Issues v1.5.46 (XLSX; Dated 05-Nov-2019)
- CALPADS Release Update v1.2.60 (XLSX; Dated 05-Nov-2019)
- CALPADS Update FLASH #164 (Dated 05-Nov-2019)
Topics include: New Postsecondary Status (PSTS) file; reporting postsecondary status for career technical education (CTE).
- 2019–20 Data Collections: Annual Back-to-School Letter (Dated 15-Oct-2019)
This letter kicks off the 2019–20 data collection season for CALPADS, CBEDS, and CARS.
- Reporting Data for Students with Disabilities (10-Oct-2019)
As discussed in CALPADS Update FLASH #161, this page provides common scenarios for determining which LEA is responsible for reporting SWD data, and which LEA will be held accountable on the Dashboard.
The CALPADS Updates (Flash memos) are located in CALPADS Communications.
Useful Information and Links
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.
Other Links and Resources
CALPADS includes statewide assessment data, enrollment data, teacher assignment data, and other elements required to meet federal NCLB reporting requirements.
This Web page provides information on the Education Codes and their requirements within CALPADS.
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.
National School Lunch Program Data Exchange
Information for point-of-sale vendors and student information system vendors. The purpose of the National School Lunch Program Data Exchange Project is to provide these vendors with a common file layout in an effort to improve data quality.