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CAASPP Update, Issue 208

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, June 1, 2017.

Focusing on the CAASPP System, including the Smarter Balanced assessments—a major component of CAASPP—and the California Alternate Assessments and science assessments.

End-of-Year Data Submission—Amendment Window Closes in August

To help local educational agencies (LEAs) plan for meeting an important date this summer, two notifications regarding the opening of the 2016–17 end-of-year (EOY) data submission to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) have been issued by the California Department of Education (CDE) recently:

The EOY data submission includes data that will be used for state indicators reported in the fall 2017 California School Dashboard. In addition to information about EOY data submission, the notices contain information about data submission for chronic absenteeism.

Because LEAs will not receive further opportunity to correct these data after the EOY amendment window closes on August 11, 2017, accountability coordinators are encouraged to work with their CALPADS LEA administrator(s) and other appropriate staff on this effort.

Wanted: California Science Educators

California science educators will gather this June and July to review newly developed California Science Test (CAST) items to determine their alignment with California’s Next Generation Science Standards in terms of performance expectations and the three dimensions and to review them for bias and sensitivity. This review will be in preparation for inclusion of the items in the 2018 CAST field test form. To apply to participate in these professional development opportunities, complete the online CAASPP Content Reviewer Application External link opens in new window or tab..

Continuing Progress Toward Meaningful Assessment

The end of the school year provides an opportunity for LEA staff to reflect on the results of local and statewide assessments and begin planning for the coming year. Both the CDE and Smarter Balanced provide various resources that can be used to inspire this continued progress:

With communication, consideration, and planning, these resources can provide LEAs with a collection of tools to support the commitment to meaningful assessment!

Please share this e-mail with any educators in your local educational agency who would be interested in or benefit from this information. To join the e-mail list, send a blank e-mail message to subscribe-caaspp@mlist.cde.ca.gov. Are you a new subscriber? Visit the CDE CAASPP Update Web page to find previous issues.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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