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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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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).

  • Matrix One
    Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations for the CAASPP System.
    Matrix Two
    Matrix of variations, and accommodations for administration of the PFT.
  • Matrix Four (DOCX)
    Matrix Four displays the universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations (non-embedded) allowed as part of the ELPAC beginning October 1, 2017.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, January 28, 2019
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    Item specifications describe how items for the CAST are developed to assess the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 35 (added 07-Mar-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, March 6, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 34 (added 06-Mar-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, February 27, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 33 (added 26-Feb-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, February 20, 2019.

  • California Science Test Informational Video (added 21-Feb-2019)
    This video provides a general overview of the California Science Test (CAST) and how it is aligned with the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 32 (added 15-Feb-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, February 13, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 29 (added 14-Feb-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, January 23, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 30 (added 14-Feb-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, January 30, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 31 (added 14-Feb-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, February 7, 2019.