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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.


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.

Other CALPADS Related Resources

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Reporting System

View the ASVAB Reporting System - Instructions for Data Collection and File Upload for detailed instructions on how to use the web application for the ASVAB Reporting System.

Your CALPADS LEA Administrator is the primary contact for passcode access to this application, and your Accountability Coordinator for the California School Dashboard and System of Support will have more programmatic details. Please reach out locally to find out how your local educational agency (LEA) processes this information. To find your local CALPADS staff, please use the CALPADS LEA Contacts External link opens in new window or tab. tool available on the California School Information Systems website.

Common Questions on the ASVAB Test and the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT)

Visit the Common Questions regarding the ASVAB Test and AFQT for answers to commonly asked questions about these tests.

Have more questions? Contact ASVAB Support at or call 916-324-6738.

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | | 916-324-6738
Service and Support: CALPADS-CSIS Service Desk | | 916-325-9210
Last Reviewed: Friday, May 07, 2021
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