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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 176

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, March 4, 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..

High School Science Test Administration: Flyer Available!

Do you administer the California Science Test or the California Alternate Assessment for Science in high school? If so, be sure to check out the useful Science Test Administration for High School Students flyer(PDF)! This flyer provides information to help local educational agencies (LEAs) determine whom to test in high school and plan the administration of these tests. Be prepared for the various science testing scenarios you may encounter at the high school level this school year!

ELPAC Reset Appeals

The ELPAC contractor, ETS, has been receiving a number of Security and Test Administration Incident Reporting System (STAIRS) cases requesting Reset Appeals for students who have started or completed Summative ELPAC testing but have already been reclassified. While reclassification updates will remove the Summative ELPAC test eligibility for these students, it takes up to 48 hours for the update to be reflected in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) and the student testing interface. To ensure these students are not tested inadvertently, it is critical that LEA’s update the English Language Acquisition Status in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System once a student meets the LEA’s reclassification criteria.

LEA Coordinator Webinar on March 23

At the upcoming Assessment Update webinar, California Department of Education (CDE) staff will present the latest information on statewide assessments and answer attendees’ questions. All coordinators are invited to register for this webinar, which will take place on March 23, at 2 p.m. We hope to see you there!

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..

Registration Opens Next Week for HSE Summer Convenings

Registration opens on March 7 for the High School Equivalency (HSE) Summer Convenings, coming in August! This is a series of professional development trainings for Chief Examiners and Test Site Administrators. These trainings will cover updates from GED® Testing Service, the HiSET Program, and the CDE. Find more information and registration on the HSE Summer Convenings web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Questions can be sent to Melissa Stockbridge, Sacramento County Office of Education, by email at

Save the Date: 2022 CAC in October

Mark your calendar! The 2022 California Assessment Conference (CAC) will be held in person October 18 through 20 in Riverside. This will be an opportunity for educators to explore the connections between assessments and classroom instruction while learning how other California educators use assessment tools and strategies to improve teaching and learning. A condensed virtual conference will also be offered for classroom educators who cannot attend the CAC in person.

Please share this email with any educators in your LEA who would be interested in or benefit from this information. To join the email list, send a blank email message to Are you a new subscriber? Visit the CDE Assessment Spotlight web page to find previous issues.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 7, 2022
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