California Basic Education Data System (CBEDS)


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The California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) is an annual data collection administered in October. CBEDS data are reported through an Online Reporting Application called CBEDS-ORA. The purpose of CBEDS is to collect information on student and staff demographics. There are two separate forms used to collect these data. The County/District Information Form (CDIF) is used to collect data specific to district and county offices on the number of classified staff, estimated number of teacher hires, and high school graduation requirements. The School Information Form (SIF) is used to collect data specific to schools on the number of classified staff, select educational options enrollment, technology, education calendars, parental exception waivers, bilingual paraprofessionals, truancy, and school improvement grant information. Student aggregate counts (graduates, dropouts, and various enrollment counts) previously collected on the SIF and certificated staff data previously collected on the Professional Assignment Information Form (PAIF) have been transitioned to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). Although these data will no longer be collected through the CBEDS data collection process, the information will continue to be a part of the CBEDS data files. For additional information on CBEDS, please refer to the CBEDS Data Collection and Reporting Process page.