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California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)

A longitudinal data system used to maintain individual-level data including student demographics, course data, discipline, assessments, staff assignments, and other data for state and federal reporting.

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Latest Information:

CALPADS Updates

The CALPADS Updates (Flash memos) are located in CALPADS Communications.

Useful Information and Links

CALPADS Information Meetings (CIM)

CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM) – October 17, 2017 External link opens in new window or tab.
Presentation materials including PowerPoint slides and agenda from the October 17, 2017 CIM meeting, available on the California School Information Services (CSIS) Web site.
A video recording of this CIM event is expected to be posted soon.

Presentation materials for past CIM events can be found on the CSIS Events External link opens in new window or tab. page; click on the "Past Events" button to view a list of past CIM events, and click on the individual links to view agendas and documents for each event.

CALPADS Course Codes (formerly CBEDS Course Codes)

Are you looking for CALPADS course codes? Refer to the CALPADS Code Sets document, which is located within the CALPADS System Documentation under the "CALPADS File Specifications" heading. The document is provided in Microsoft Excel format.

CALPADS AYP Reports: Guidance Documents

The CDE has produced guidance documents to help LEAs navigate through the CALPADS AYP reports and assist LEAs in identifying whether corrections are needed to their CALPADS data. These guidance documents are now posted on the CDE Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Web page under the heading entitled “CALPADS AYP Reports: Instructions and Guidance.”

Other Links and Resources

CALPADS Background/History
CALPADS includes statewide assessment data, enrollment data, teacher assignment data, and other elements required to meet federal NCLB reporting requirements.

CALPADS Legislation
This Web page provides information on the Education Codes and their requirements within CALPADS.

CALPADS Statewide Student Identifier (SSID)
An SSID is a unique, non-personally identifiable student identifier that all K–12 public school students are required to have.

Local Educational Agencies (LEA) Funding
Ongoing funding ($0.25 per enrolled student) is available for eligible LEAs to support maintenance of Statewide Student Identifiers (SSIDs).

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Friday, November 17, 2017
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #132 (added 17-Nov-2017)
    Topics include: Aligning guidance regarding when to disenroll truants to support practices to reduce chronic absenteeism, truancy, and dropouts.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #131 (added 13-Nov-2017)
    Topics include: California wildfires & homeless program; college credit-bearing courses for CCI; guidance regarding NSLP & special education records.
  • CALPADS Data Guide v9.1 (DOC) (added 08-Nov-2017)
    This guide is intended to assist users in preparing for data submission to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #130 (added 03-Oct-2017)
    Topics include: 2017–18 back-to-school letter; Fall 1 data submission; registration for Oct. 17 CIM meeting.