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Guide to CALPADS Documentation


​This course will familiarize users with CALPADS documentation and support tools. In this session, we will review the purpose of the CALPADS documents, how they are used, how they link together and where you can find them.

Topics include:
  • System Documentation (Error List, Code Sets, Valid Code Combo and CALPADS File Specifications (CFS))
  • User Documentation (User Manual, CALPADS Data Guide, LEA Operations Manual)
  • Policy Documentation (FAQs, SSID and Enrollment Procedures)
  • Support Tools (Batch Templates, Report Mapping Guides)
  • Insider tips

Target Audience

​New LEA program, data management, and leadership staff responsible for reporting and certifying data in CALPADS.


1.5 Hours


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