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CAASPP Update, Issue 210

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, June 14, 2017.

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

Test Data for 2016–17 Available in the Online Reporting System

Partial and preliminary data are now available in the Online Reporting System (ORS). Please note, however, that the data in ORS are dynamic; results will change as more data are received and relevant appeals and rescores are processed. These changes may result in final scores that are higher or lower than the preliminary results. Therefore, restraint is advised in regard to sharing the preliminary data with the public. The California Department of Education will release the final data to the public in September.

Due Next Month: Designation and Security Agreement Forms for 2017–18!  

The Local Educational Agency (LEA) CAASPP Coordinator Designation Form External link opens in new window or tab. and Test Security Agreement Form External link opens in new window or tab. for the coming school year are now available and must be completed online by July 3. Each LEA is required annually to designate a CAASPP coordinator, who is responsible for handling administrative and security responsibilities for all components of CAASPP. The LEA CAASPP coordinator is required to be available to carry out the responsibilities through July 31, 2018.

Remember, Educational Testing Service (ETS) must receive both forms from the LEA superintendent in order grant the LEA CAASPP coordinator access to the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) as well as other online tools to manage the CAASPP System.  

Mark Your Calendars for 2017–18 Scheduled System Downtimes

As part of the transition to the 2017–18 school year and system enhancements for the 2017–18 CAASPP administration, the following system downtimes have been scheduled:

  • Wednesday, August 30, through Monday, September 4
  • Friday, January 5, through Monday, January 8
  • Thursday, March 29, through Sunday, April 1

The following systems will be affected at various times:

  • TOMS
  • Test Delivery System
  • Test Administrator Interface
  • ORS
  • Appeals/Completion Status/Roster Management System
  • Interim Assessment Viewing System
  • Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System

Note that systems may go offline the day before scheduled downtime—no earlier than 5 p.m.—and will be back online by 8 a.m. the day following the scheduled downtime. More details about which systems will be impacted are available on the ETS CAASPP System Planned Downtime Web page External link opens in new window or tab.; hover over the downtime dates to determine which systems will be down for that particular downtime.

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: Thursday, June 15, 2017
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