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CALPADS System Documentation

The system documents on this page assist in using the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).

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System Documentation

The system documents on this page assist in using the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).

CALPADS File Specifications (CFS)

Effective for the 2021–22 Academic Year
Effective for the 2020–21 Academic Year

CALPADS Error List

CALPADS Data Guide

CALPADS Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) and Enrollment Procedures

Retired Course Code Mapping

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Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Service and Support: CALPADS-CSIS Service Desk | calpads-support@cde.ca.gov | 916-325-9210
Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 22, 2021
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    Guidance for testing students with the 2020-21 Summative ELPAC and CAASPP in July 2021.
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    Topics include: Guidance for exiting secondary students per AB-104; process to follow to submit data to CALPADS.
  • CALPADS Release Updates v1.2.92 (added 15-Jul-2021)
    This document lists fixes that have been released to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Web application.
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    This document lists fixes that have been released to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Web application.
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    Guidance for updating records for students who are Reclassified Fluent English Proficient; retirement of two English Language Acquisition Correction Reason Codes.