Assessment Spotlight, Issue 174California 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 and the ELPAC website .
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 to find out more information about this accommodation on the CAASPP and ELPAC Accessibility Guide website . A video demonstrating this new functionality is coming soon!
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