Assessment InformationAdministration dates and general assessment information for California public schools.
The purpose of the Assessment Information Web page is to provide general information regarding the development, coordination, and implementation of statewide student testing programs in California. For information regarding a specific assessment program, visit the California Department of Education (CDE) Testing Web page.
A to Z Index of Assessment Resources
To search by topic, view the A to Z Index of Assessment Resources Web page.
- Assessment System Chart
The 2017–18 California assessment system listed by subject content, test name, test type, student participant groups, grade levels, and testing window timeframe.
- Student Testing Dates
The 2016–17 California student testing window dates.
- Three Year Assessment Development Timeline
The assessment development timeline for the 2016–17, 2017–18, and 2018–19 school years.
- North/South Information Meeting Materials
Program presentations and other resources from the CDE's annual Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting.
Administrators, Teachers, and Assessment Coordinators
- Regional Assessment Network (RAN) Map
Map of California and contact information for RAN members.
- English-Spanish Education and Assessment Glossary
Translation glossary for assessment-related communications prepared by the CDE.
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), the California English Language Development Test (CELDT), the Physical Fitness Test (PFT), and the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).
- Matrix One (PDF)
Accessible Alternate Version of Matrix One
Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations for the CAASPP System.
- Matrix Two (PDF)
Accessible Alternate Version of Matrix Two
Matrix of variations, accommodations, and modifications for administration of the CELDT and PFT.
- Matrix Three (PDF)
Accessible Alternate Version of Matrix Three
Test variations for administration of the PFT for English learners and modifications for administration of the PFT.
- Matrix Four (DOC)
Accessible Alternate Version of Matrix Four
Matrix Four displays the universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations (non-embedded) allowed as part of the ELPAC beginning October 1, 2017.
- Downloadable Data Files
Research files for California statewide student assessments.
- CAASPP Technical and Research Reports
Technical reports, independent evaluation reports, and special study reports.