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 #195 (Dated 19-Nov-2020)
Topics include: Resolving CERT132.
- CALPADS Release Update v1.2.81 (XLSX; Dated 17-Nov-2020)
- CALPADS Error List v12.4 (XLSX; Dated 17-Nov-2020)
This document contains descriptions for each error generated when submitting data to CALPADS.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #194 (Dated 17-Nov-2020)
Topics include: Fall 1 deadline reminder; guidance re: 2020–21 collecting FRPM eligibility data for LCFF purposes; functionality for the submission of student testing settings will not be implemented in 2021–22.
- 2020–21 Requirements for Collecting Free and Reduced-Price Meal Eligibility Data Used to Determine Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funding (Dated 17-Nov-2020)
Letter sent to county and district superintendents and charter school administrators, with copies sent to chief business officials, food service directors, and CALPADS administrators.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #193 (Dated 13-Nov-2020)
Topics include: Special education guidance and changes.
- CALPADS Update FLASH #192 (Dated 26-Oct-2020)
Topics include: 2020–21 Changes to English Learner count; New Education Program Code added for English Learners; 2020–21 NSLP Application Requirements.
- CALPADS Known Issues v1.5.68 (XLSX; Dated 01-Oct-2020)
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.