CALPADS System DocumentationThe system documents on this page assist in using the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
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2018–19 CALPADS County-Level Certification Report
The system documents on this page assist in using the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
CALPADS File Specifications (CFS)
Effective for the 2020–21 Academic Year
- CALPADS Code Sets v12.4 (XLSX; Dated 01-Mar-2021)
This document contains the current code values referenced in the file specifications for the coded value data elements. CALPADS course codes (formerly CBEDS course codes) are included in this document (see the "Course Group State" code set).
- CALPADS File Specifications v12.4 (DOCX; Dated 01-Mar-2021)
This document includes overviews of the file formats, data submission windows, and document conventions.
- CALPADS File Specifications (Forms) v12.4 (XLSX; Dated 01-Mar-2021)
This document contains the file formats for CALPADS.
- CALPADS Extract Specifications v12.5 (DOCX; Dated 01-Apr-2021)
This document serves to assist LEAs in understanding the extract specifications for CALPADS.
- CALPADS Valid Code Combinations v12.4 (XLSX; Dated 01-Mar-2021)
This document lists codes that can only be used in specific combinations in CALPADS.
CALPADS Error List
- CALPADS Error List v12.13 (XLSX; Dated 04-May-2021)
This document contains descriptions for each error generated when submitting data to CALPADS.
CALPADS Data Guide
- CALPADS Data Guide v11.0 (DOCX; Dated 14-Feb-2020)
This document provides guidance for local educational agencies (LEAs) regarding the collection and submission of data for CALPADS.
CALPADS Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) and Enrollment Procedures
- Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) and Enrollment Procedures v10.1 (DOCX; Dated 13-May-2019)
This document contains general business rules relevant to Statewide Student Identifiers (SSIDs) and enrollment.
NOTE: An updated version of this document is forthcoming for the current academic year.
Retired Course Code Mapping
- Retired Course Code Mapping for 2019-20 (XLSX; Updated 29-Oct-2019)
This document contains a list of state course codes that were retired at the end of 2018-19 and their associated new course codes for the 2019-20 year.
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