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CALPADS System Documentation

The system documents on this page assist in using CALPADS.

The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) is the foundation of California's K–12 education data system that allows for tracking a student's academic performance over time. This page is part of the California Department of Education's (CDE's) CALPADS Web Portal.

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2018–19 CALPADS County-Level Certification Report


System Documentation

CALPADS File Specifications (CFS)

CALPADS Error List

CALPADS SSID and Enrollment Procedures

CALPADS Data Guide

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Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Monday, December 3, 2018
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