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 Release Update v1.2.86 (XLSX; Dated 30-Mar-2021)
- CALPADS Error List v12.11 (XLSX; Dated 30-Mar-2021)
This document contains descriptions for each error generated when submitting data to CALPADS.
- CALPADS Update Flash #203 (22-Mar-2021)
Topics include: Reporting Postsecondary Status File in End-of-Year 4 for Special Education in 2020–21.
- CALPADS Known Issues v1.5.73 (XLSX; Dated 18-Mar-2021)
- CALPADS Update Flash #202 (24-Feb-2021)
Topics include: Guidance on retroactive granting of high school diplomas authorized by Assembly Bill (AB) 1350; AB 1350 and impact of Graduation Rate.
- CALPADS Update Flash #201 (05-Feb-2021)
Topics include: 2020−21 Fall 2 Submission of Course Data for Assignment Monitoring.
- CALPADS Update Flash #200 (01-Feb-2021)
Topics include: 2020–21 Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Program.
Regular CALPADS Updates (Flash memos) are located in CALPADS Communications.
Links and Resources
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.
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 No Child Left Behind (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 the California Basic Educational Data System-Online Reporting Application (CBEDS-ORA).
Service and Support: CALPADS-CSIS Service Desk | firstname.lastname@example.org | 916-325-9210