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CALPADS System Documentation

The system documents on this page assist in using CALPADS.

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Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 2, 2020
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    This document contains descriptions for each error generated when submitting given data to CALPADS.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #183 (PDF) (added 02-Jul-2020)
    CALPADS Update Flash sent to local educational agency (LEA) representatives.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #183 (added 02-Jul-2020)
    Topics include: Reporting CTE concentrators; Work-Based Learning Indicator Data for SWD from the SEDS; SSIDs for students with disabilities transitioning from Part C to Part B Program; SPED file/exit reasons.
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    Topics include: Important Reminders Before Certifying Homeless Data in CALPADS Reports 5.4 and 5.5, Reminder of LEA End-of-Year Roll Over Activities, Preparing for Direct Certification Counts During July and August.
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    ACT results from prior years which measure high school students' achievement.