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The Quick Reference Guides provide step-by-step instructions for how to accomplish a task or activity within California’s assessment programs.

Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

Smarter Balanced Digital Library

California Science Test (CAST)

California Alternate Assessments (CAA)

California Spanish Assessment (CSA)

English Learner Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC)

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 21, 2019
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  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 38 (added 28-Mar-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, March 28, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 37 (added 28-Mar-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, March 21, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 36 (added 14-Mar-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, March 13, 2019.
  • CAST Item Specifications (added 12-Mar-2019)
    Item specifications describe how items for the CAST are developed to assess the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 35 (added 07-Mar-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, March 6, 2019.