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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 147

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, July 16, 2021.

Focusing on the CAASPP System and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)—and including, when timely, updates on California’s other statewide assessments. For questions related to test administration, coordination, and trainings, visit the CAASPP website External link opens in new window or tab. and the ELPAC website External link opens in new window or tab..

CAASPP Student Results Now Available

Student test results for the 2020–21 online Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics, the California Science Test, and the California Alternate Assessments for ELA and mathematics were released on July 13 in the Test Operations Management System, student information system vendor portals, and the California Educator Reporting System. The final release containing 100 percent of student results will occur this fall.

Students who took the Smarter Balanced assessments have a new report available that provides the students’ Lexile® and Quantile® measures based on their Smarter Balanced ELA and mathematics scores. These measures help teachers and families find texts and materials for students that are appropriately challenging. Local educational agencies (LEAs) are not required to distribute the Lexile and Quantile Measures Reports to parents and guardians.

Refer to the Scoring Reporting web page External link opens in new window or tab. on the CAASPP website External link opens in new window or tab. for information regarding CAASPP reporting for the 2020–21 administration.

2021–22 CDE Assessment Update Webinar Series Starts in November!

The 2021–22 California Department of Education (CDE) Assessment Update Webinar Series for LEA coordinators will begin in November! Four webinars are scheduled throughout the year to provide participants with timely assessment updates and opportunities to have their questions answered by CDE staff.

The webinars will be presented on the following Wednesdays:

  • Webinar 1—November 10, 2021
  • Webinar 2—January 26, 2022
  • Webinar 3—March 23, 2022
  • Webinar 4—May 25, 2022

These webinars are optional but highly recommended. They will be recorded and later posted online for the benefit of LEA coordinators who are not able to attend. To register, visit the CAASPP Upcoming Training Opportunities web page External link opens in new window or tab. or the ELPAC Upcoming Training Opportunities web page External link opens in new window or tab..

The 2021–22 Initial ELPAC Is Under Way!

The administration of the 2021–22 Initial ELPAC is off to a great start! We extend a round of applause to the 32 LEAs that have begun testing as of July 13:

LEA Name (A–N) LEA Name (O–W)
Alvord Unified School District (USD) Oakland USD
Arvin Union Orange USD
Colton Joint USD Oxnard School District (SD)
Compton Unified Palmdale SD
Escuela Popular Accelerated Family Learning Pasadena USD
Escuela Popular/Center for Training and Careers, Family Learning Riverside USD
Fremont USD San Jose Charter Academy
Fresno USD San Marcos USD
Glendale USD San Rafael City Elementary SD
Granada Hills Charter Tustin USD
Hayward USD Twin Rivers USD
Hesperia USD Valor Academy Elementary
Irvine USD Walnut Valley USD
Jurupa USD West Covina USD
La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools Whittier Union High SD
Newport-Mesa USD Wiseburn USD

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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