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The Quick Reference Guides provide step-by-step instructions for how to accomplish a task or activity within California’s assessment programs.

Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

Smarter Balanced Digital Library

California Science Test (CAST)

California Alternate Assessments (CAA)

California Spanish Assessment (CSA)

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 23, 2020
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