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CAASPP Update, Issue 214

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, July 12, 2017.

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

New Digital Library Playlist—Supporting English Learners

The California Department of Education (CDE) announces a new playlist to support teaching and learning for students who are English learners! Available on the CDE’s Digital Library Playlists Web page and in the Smarter Balanced Digital Library External link opens in new window or tab. (Digital Library account required), the Supporting English Learners playlist includes links to a variety of resources that promote the development of English language proficiency, including:

  • Academic articles
  • Professional presentations and videos
  • Classroom-ready materials

The resources offer a breadth of support strategies, results from academic studies, and models of instructional approaches. Content includes material from the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Learning, the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and local educational agency (LEA) instructional coaches. This playlist joins the five others currently available in the Professional Learning Series, a rich offering of professional materials collected to support LEAs as they strive to develop best practices in teaching and learning. Explore this new series, along with the companion Instructional Learning Series, with local educators and district staff.

Deadline Approaching for 1 Percent Justification

This Friday, July 14, is the deadline for reporting if your LEA’s total assessed student population taking alternate assessments will exceed the 1 percent threshold from the spring 2017 CAASPP administration. You can find the justification form on the CDE 1 Percent Threshold on Alternate Assessments Web page. If you have any questions related to the process or the form, please refer to the 1 Percent Threshold on Alternate Assessments Web page or contact the CDE Science and Alternate Assessment Office by phone at (916)-445-8765 or by e-mail at calalt@cde.ca.gov

Video Available—Understanding the CAA Student Score Report in Spanish

Understanding the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) Score Report in SpanishExternal link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 5:03) is a brief, six-minute video for parents and guardians that contains all the information they need to understand the CAA Student Score Report—in Spanish!

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-87
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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