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.
CALPADS Home (this page)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Hours of Operation
2018–19 CALPADS County-Level Certification Report
- CALPADS Update FLASH #174 (Dated 01-Apr-2020)
Topics include: Name and definition changes for work-based learning indicator fields on the Special Education (SPED) file for 2019–20 reporting.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #173 (Dated 30-Mar-2020)
Topics include: COVID-19 guidance and resources; preliminary approval of testing and accountability waivers for 2019–20.
- Update on California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System 2019–20 Submissions (Dated 18-Mar-2020)
Due to recent school closures stemming from the COVID-10 pandemic, the California Department of Education (CDE) has extended the certification deadline for the Fall 2 submission from March 20, 2020 to April 24, 2020.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #172 (Dated 16-Mar-2020)
Topics include: Window for changing charter school reporting status moved to May and will be conducted online; charter school reporting for SWD data.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #171 (Dated 13-Mar-2020)
Topics include: Upcoming CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM) on April 7,2020; attendee/registration info and agenda.
- CALPADS Known Issues v1.5.57 (XLSX; Dated 12-Mar-2020)
- CALPADS Update FLASH #170 (Dated 11-Mar-2020)
Topics include: Fall 2 deadline approaching; supporting Report 2.14 – Language Instruction Program - Count available 2020–21; middle school core course vs middle school core setting.
Regular CALPADS Updates (Flash memos) are located in CALPADS Communications.
Links and Resources
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.
Subscription to one-way communication from the CALPADS team to local educational agencies.
CALPADS includes statewide assessment data, enrollment data, teacher assignment data, and other elements required to meet federal NCLB reporting requirements.
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 in data submissions.
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 CBEDS-ORA.
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.