Sonoma County Office of Education

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The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) is the data system used to maintain individual-level data, including student demographics, course data, discipline, assessments, staff assignments, and other information for state and federal reporting.

California has now completed its move to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The new funding formula uses CALPADS data to determine the concentration grants for local funding.

The CALPADS system continues to add functionality as it moves toward becoming the main source of data for all state and federal reporting. Carl Perkins-Career Technology Education (CTE) reporting is currently being phased into CALPADS with a goal of completion in the 2016-17 school year. California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS) data is also being phased into CALPADS, beginning with the year-end discipline data.

The Sonoma County Office of Education offers training and support to help districts and charter schools submit accurate and timely data to the CALPADS system. If you require assistance, contact Candy Amos at (707) 524-2808 or


The CALPADS Training Schedule for 2017-18 includes all the classes and open labs scheduled for the year. Registration for classes opens approximately four weeks prior to the scheduled date. Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss any of the classes you want to attend. When classes are available, they will show below.

Title Date Time
SEIS Webinar (CASEMIS to CALPADS) 08/15/2018 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
CALPADS Role in ELPAC 08/22/2018 2:00pm-3:30pm
CALPADS New Year Start Up 09/18/2018 9:00am-12:00pm


Open Lab
We will continue to offer CALPADS help at Open Labs scheduled throughout the year. Open Lab is time scheduled in the Madrone computer lab at SCOE for you to get individual help with your CALPADS data processing. The schedule for Open Lab is on the SCOE Business Services and IT Meeting Calendar.

Contact Candy Amos, (707) 524-2808 or, to make an appointment.

Resource Links
FCMAT/CSIS link to CALPADS training
CDS CALPADS System Documentation
CALPADS system login screen