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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 174

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, February 18, 2022.

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..

New for 2021–22: Easier Use of Speech-to-Text!

The CAASPP and the ELPAC now include embedded speech-to-text functionality that can be used without enabling permissive mode. Because the speech-to-text functionality is within the test delivery system, a student can use a voice as an input device to the computer for dictating responses to constructed-response items. No external assistive technology devices are required. This functionality works on all supported testing devices, including Chromebooks.

Speech-to-text is an accommodation for both the CAASPP and the ELPAC and is available to students with an individualized education program or Section 504 plan. Nonembedded speech-to-text is still available as a nonembedded resource. Click here on the “Accommodations” page External link opens in new window or tab. to find out more information about this accommodation on the CAASPP and ELPAC Accessibility Guide website External link opens in new window or tab.. A video demonstrating this new functionality is coming soon!

Please share this email with any educators in your local educational agency who would be interested in or benefit from this information. To join the email list, send a blank email message to subscribe-caaspp@mlist.cde.ca.gov. Are you a new subscriber? Visit the California Department of Education Assessment Spotlight web page to find previous issues.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
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