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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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2017–18 CALPADS 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, October 29, 2018
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    This document lists fixes that have been released to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
  • Data Collections: Annual Back-to-School Letter (PDF) (added 23-Oct-2018)
    October 2018 letter to superintendents and charter school administrators regarding data collections.
  • 2018-19 Data Collections: Annual Back-to-School Le (added 23-Oct-2018)
    October 22, 2018 letter sent to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #144 (added 19-Oct-2018)
    Topics include: CALPADS deadline dates; CALPADS status and common problems (known issues); list of commonly encountered defects.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #142 (added 20-Sep-2018)
    Topics include: CALPADS LEA Admininstrator application; required training; updated timeline for CALPADS down time; registration now open for October 2 CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM).