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Assessment Information

Administration dates and general assessment information for California public schools.

The purpose of the Assessment Information Web page is to provide general information regarding the development, coordination, and implementation of statewide student testing programs in California. For information regarding a specific assessment program, visit the California Department of Education (CDE) Testing Web page.

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A to Z Index of Assessment Resources

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  • Assessment System Chart (PDF)
    The 2021–22 California assessment system listed by subject content, test name, test type, student participant groups, grade levels, and testing window timeframe.
  • California Assessment Timeline (PDF)
    Assessment development timeline for the 2021–22, 2022–2023, and 2023–24 school years.
  • Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting
    Registration is now open to all for the 2021 Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting (AAIM), hosted by the CDE. The 90-minute meeting sessions will provide coordinators with the latest information and updates on California's assessment and accountability systems.

Administrators, Teachers, and Assessment Coordinators

Testing Matrices

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), the California English Language Development Test (CELDT), the Physical Fitness Test (PFT), and the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).

  • California Assessment Accessibility Resources Matrix
    The California Assessment Accessibility Resources Matrix displays the embedded and non-embedded universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations (UDAs) allowed as part of the CAASPP and ELPAC for 2020–21.
  • Matrix Two
    Matrix of variations, and accommodations for administration of the PFT.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, May 6, 2022
Recently Posted in Testing
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 198 (added 16-Aug-2022)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, August 12, 2022.
  • Assessment Results Local Use Letter (added 10-Aug-2022)
    Student scores for the 2022 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress and 2022 English Language Proficiency Assessments for California available on Test Operations Management Systems (TOMS).
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 197 (added 09-Aug-2022)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, August 5, 2022.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 196 (added 01-Aug-2022)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, July 29, 2022.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 195 (added 22-Jul-2022)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, July 22, 2022.