The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) is the California Department of Education's (CDE's) repository of detail-level student, staff, and institution data. The cycle begins when local educational agencies (LEAs) extract and submit data from their local systems. As one of the largest state data systems in the nation, CALPADS processes, validates and reports several gigabytes of data daily for LEAs to verify data quality. At the close of the submission cycle, CALPADS data are used for state and federal reporting.
CSIS maintains the CALPADS software and provides the CDE and LEAs with technical support, information and decades of expertise in building and supporting a statewide student data system.
As a partner to the CDE, CSIS business analysts elicit, clarify and document CALPADS data scenarios and system requirements. Our usability engineer, software developers and testers deliver accessible new software, including enhancements as well as bug fixes, to CALPADS about every two weeks using agile software development practices.