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 #190 (Dated 15-Sep-2020)
Topics include: 2020–21 roll over; CALPADS training for all users; October CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM) registration information.
- CALPADS Known Issues v1.5.65 (XLSX; Dated 03-Sep-2020)
- CALPADS Update FLASH #189 (Dated 03-Sep-2020)
Topics include: Important English Language Acquisition Status Updates.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #188 (Dated 27-Aug-2020)
Topics include: End-of-Year (EOY) submission deadline updates; update on defect resolution.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #187 (Dated 18-Aug-2020)
Topics include: Guidance for populating Student Absence Summary and Course Section files in 2020–21.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #186 (Dated 13-Aug-2020)
Topics include: New education program for 2020–21: Tribal Foster Youth. Education Program Code 193 added to CALPADS.
- CALPADS Release Update v1.2.76 (XLSX; Dated 11-Aug-2020)
- CALPADS Update FLASH #185 (Dated 10-Aug-2020)
Topics include: SB 98 highlights; COVID-19-related FAQs; 2020–21 submission guidelines; anomaly percentage threshold for Fall 1.
- 2020–21 Data Collections: Annual Back-to-School Letter (Dated 10-Aug-2020)
Letter sent to county and district superintendents, charter school administrators, and Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) directors.
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.