Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Smarter Balanced Accessibility and Accommodations

Addresses accessibility and accommodations for students who are English learners and students with disabilities who are taking Smarter Balanced assessments.

Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines

Developed with help from Consortium state members, English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities advisory committees, as well as content area specialists, the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines describe the proposed supports for Smarter Balanced assessments. The document provides guidance to classroom teachers, English development educators, special education teachers, and related services personnel in selecting and implementing supports. The Guidelines are also helpful to assessment staff and administrators who oversee the decisions made for instruction and assessment.

Download the Guidelines External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Download the Guidelines Frequently Asked Questions External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Related Content

Recently Posted in Testing

  • CAASPP Update, Issue 155 (added 26-May-2016)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, May 25, 2016.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 154 (added 20-May-2016)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, May 18, 2016.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 153 (added 12-May-2016)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, May 11, 2016.
  • Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Reports (updated 10-May-2016)
    Guides for parent or guardian to help interpret the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) student score report.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 152 (added 09-May-2016)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, May 4, 2016.