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Training relevant to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) is offered through California School Information Services (CSIS). Various training sessions are available, including a course that offers a general overview of CALPADS and its features. Other training sessions cover topics such as anomalies, reporting and certification, and Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) enrollment and maintenance. Additionally, specialized workshops relevant to CALPADS are offered occasionally and are communicated to CALPADS users and administrators.

Training Website

In January 2019, CSIS launched a new website and new training environment intended to improve access to resources. The CALPADS course catalog and training registration is located in a Learning Management System (LMS) called Bridge. CALPADS Local Educational Agency (LEA) Administrators have access to the Bridge platform, which provides an opportunity to address the unique and varied experiences of learners through progressive information disclosure, posting information appropriate for data submission, as well as meeting the learning needs of experienced and new users. Users who do not have a Bridge account may access learning materials via CSIS - Resources For Everyone External link opens in new window or tab..

Getting Started

Users who wish to access CALPADS training can find it via the CSIS web site. CALPADS LEA Administrators and other users should visit CALPADS Learning OpportunitiesExternal link opens in new window or tab. to get started. CALPADS LEA Administrators may access the LMS here. Additionally, the "Fast & Free Resources for Everyone" section links users to videos and other publicly available documents.

Resources

Visit CSIS - Resources For Everyone External link opens in new window or tab., and visit the CALPADS Resources External link opens in new window or tab., which house a number of useful documents and presentations regarding CALPADS training, data privacy, and a wealth of information relevant to CALPADS.

CALPADS Quarterly Updates

Visit CALPADS Quarterly Updates for details and registration for these webinars. Beginning in the 2021–22 academic year, the California Department of Education will conduct a series of quarterly updates via webinar for local educational agencies (LEAs) regarding the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). These webinars will provide timely updates and relevant information for each of the CALPADS data submissions: Fall 1, Fall 2, and End-of-Year 1–4.

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, October 28, 2022
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