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CALPADS System Documentation

The system documents on this page assist in using CALPADS.

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Effective for the 2020–21 Academic Year

CALPADS Error List

CALPADS Data Guide

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Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Friday, November 20, 2020
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • CALPADS Update Flash #195 (added 20-Nov-2020)
    Topics include: Resolving Certification Validation Rule (CRV) CERT132.
  • CALPADS Error List v12.4 (added 18-Nov-2020)
    This document contains descriptions for each error generated when submitting given data to CALPADS.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #194 (added 17-Nov-2020)
    Topics include: Fall 1 deadline reminder; additional guidance regarding 2020-21 Requirements for collecting FRPM eligibility data for LCFF purposes; functionality for the submission of student testing settings.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #193 (added 16-Nov-2020)
    Topics include: Special education guidance and changes.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #192 (added 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.