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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)

Coming Soon: CFS for the 2022–23 Year

Effective for the 2021–22 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: Friday, July 29, 2022
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    Submission to the Independent Study Attendance Collection (ISAC) Reporting System.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #237 (added 14-Sep-2022)
    End-of-Year Deadline Reminder. LEAs are reminded that the 2022 End-of-Year (EOY) certification deadline is Friday, September 16, 2022. Following this deadline, LEAs will not be able to amend their certified data.
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    Deadline Extension for End-of-Year (EOY) Data Submission.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #235 (added 26-Aug-2022)
    Data Submission for 2021−22 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer.

  • CALPADS Update Flash #234 (added 17-Aug-2022)
    End-of-Year (EOY) Data Submission Deadline Extension; Status of Remaining Defects.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #233 (added 11-Aug-2022)
    Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) Matching Tool Now Available; Steps for Obtaining the SSID Match Results File.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #231 (added 09-Aug-2022)
    Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) Matching Tool; SSID Matching Criteria and Match Scoring.
  • CALPADS Update and Support (added 09-Aug-2022)
    July 29, 2022 letter to superintendents and charter school administrators.
  • CALPADS Update Flash #232 (added 09-Aug-2022)
    Approval Functionality Enabled for End-of-Year Submissions.