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Assessment Professional Development Trainings


In 2019–20, the California Department of Education will host a variety of professional development opportunities to assist local educational agencies as they carry out the activities associated with the statewide assessments. A one-page training flyer (PDF) can be downloaded and used for distribution.

Best Practices in Test Administration

The following trainings are intended for California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) coordinators and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC) coordinators. The trainings include updates, roles, responsibilities, and information on how to administer the assessments.

Training Title For More Information
2019 Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting Information meeting materials
Support for New CAASPP and ELPAC Coordinators
New to your role? External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Support for Current CAASPP and ELPAC Coordinators You spoke, and we listened! External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Pretest Webinar CAASPP and ELPAC Pretest Workshop Materials External link opens in new window or tab.
Post-Test Webinar - Principles of Scoring and Reporting

Post-Test Archived Materials External link opens in new window or tab. (PPT; 5MB)

Principles video External link opens in new window or tab.

Connections to Classroom Practice

The following trainings are intended for teachers, teacher leads, coaches, and curriculum leads.

Training Title For More Information
ELPAC Academy ELPAC Academy Training Materials
CAST Academy CAST Academy Training MaterialsExternal link opens in new window or tab.
Post-Test Workshop—“The Results Are In…Now What?”

Post-Test Training MaterialsExternal link opens in new window or tab.

Results videoExternal link opens in new window or tab.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 23, 2021
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    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, August 19, 2022.
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    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, August 12, 2022.
  • Assessment Results Local Use Letter (added 10-Aug-2022)
    Student scores for the 2022 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress and 2022 English Language Proficiency Assessments for California available on Test Operations Management Systems (TOMS).
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 197 (added 09-Aug-2022)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, August 5, 2022.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 196 (added 01-Aug-2022)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, July 29, 2022.