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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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CALPADS Updates

Regular CALPADS Updates (Flash memos) are located in CALPADS Communications.

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CALPADS Course Codes (formerly California Basic Educational Data System [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 No Child Left Behind (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 (LEAs) in data submissions. CSIS Grants gives information about the funding available to CSIS for the support of state reporting and non-state reporting LEAs, and CSIS administration.

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 the California Basic Educational Data System-Online Reporting Application (CBEDS-ORA).

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, July 5, 2022
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • CALPADS Update Flash #226 (added 05-Jul-2022)
    Data Discrepancies required for End-of-Year certification become viewable July 6, 2022; upcoming training regarding new certification data discrepancies (CDDs) functionality; known issues regarding some CDDs over-triggering.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #225 (added 05-Jul-2022)
    Topics include: Reminder of LEA End-of-Year roll-over activities; preparing for direct certification counts during July and August.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #224 (added 16-Jun-2022)
    Topics include: Post Process Redevelopment Project; Changes to submitting the Student Enrollment (SENR) file.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #223 (added 08-Jun-2022)
    Topics include: 2021-22 End-of-Year submission; 2022-23 submissions; planned 2022-23 changes moved to 2023-24.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #222 (added 02-Jun-2022)
    Topics include: 2021−22 End-of-Year submission.

  • CALPADS Update and Support (added 24-May-2022)
    Letter sent May 20, 2022 to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators.