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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 90

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, May 8, 2020.

Focusing on the CAASPP System and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC)—and including, when timely, updates on California’s other statewide assessments.

National and International Assessments

Notifications to the schools and districts selected for the national and international assessments planned for the 2020–21 school year have been delayed. We are anticipating that these notifications will be sent late this summer.

During the 2020–21 school year, the National Center for Education Statistics plans to conduct the following assessments at a representative sample of schools:

  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

    • Grades four and eight NAEP reading and mathematics—for state, national, and Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) results (California’s TUDAs include Fresno Unified School District [USD], Los Angeles USD, and San Diego USD.)

    • Grade eight NAEP U.S. history and civics—for national results only

    • Age seventeen NAEP long-term trend assessments (suspended in March 2020) for mathematics and reading—for national results only

  • Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)

    • Grade four PIRLS reading in select classrooms—for national and international results

We will update you with any new information we receive from the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, May 8, 2020
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