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CA Assessment Accessibility Resources Matrix


The California Assessment Accessibility Resources Matrix (DOCX) displays the embedded and non-embedded universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations (UDAs) allowed as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) for 2021–22.

The appropriate use of UDAs on CAASPP computer-based tests and ELPAC computer-based and paper-based tests is restricted to only those identified in this document. For UDAs for CAASPP special-form tests, please visit the CAASPP.org website External link opens in new window or tab.. Embedded resources are digitally delivered as part of the technology platform for the computer-based tests. Non-embedded resources are available when provided by the local educational agency for either computer-administered or special-form tests.

This document combines and supersedes Matrix One: CAASPP and Matrix Four: ELPAC. Here are the latest accessibility resource guidance changes.

  • The column title of “CAST” has been changed to “Science” and “CSA” has been changed to “Spanish.”
  • Text-to-speech as a designated support and an accommodation now includes functionality that allows the student’s constructed response to be read back to them.
  • The designated support of Translations (Spanish stacked) has been modified to Translations (Spanish stacked-dual language).
  • The accommodation of Speech-to-text is now available as an embedded resource. External assistive technology devices are not required.
Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Thursday, August 26, 2021
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