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Assessment Professional Development Trainings


In 2018–19 the California Department of Education will host a variety of professional development opportunities to assist local educational agencies as they carry out the activities associated with the statewide assessments. A one-page training flyer (PDF) can be downloaded and used for distribution.

Best Practices in Test Administration

The following trainings are intended for California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) coordinators and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC) coordinators. The trainings include updates, roles, responsibilities, and information on how to administer the assessments.

Training Title For More Information
2018 Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting Information Meeting registration website
Training for New CAASPP Coordinators
New CAASPP Coordinator registration External link opens in new window or tab.
Training for New ELPAC Coordinators New ELPAC Coordinator registration External link opens in new window or tab.
Pretest Webinar Coming in January 2019
Post-Test Webinar - Principles of Scoring and Reporting Post-Test Archived Materials External link opens in new window or tab. (PPTX)
Principles video
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Connections to Classroom Practice

The following trainings are intended for teachers, teacher leads, coaches, and curriculum leads.

Training Title For More Information
Summer Institute 2018 Summer Institute 2018 registration website External link opens in new window or tab.
CAASPP Institute CAASPP Institute registration website External link opens in new window or tab.
ELPAC Academy ELPAC Academy registration website External link opens in new window or tab.
CAST Academy CAST Academy registration website External link opens in new window or tab.
Post-Test Workshop—“The Results Are In…Now What?” Post-Test registration website External link opens in new window or tab.
Results video
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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Friday, August 17, 2018
Recently Posted in Testing
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 26 (added 17-Jan-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, December 26, 2018.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 27 (added 17-Jan-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, January 10, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 25 (added 19-Dec-2018)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, December 19, 2018.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 24 (added 17-Dec-2018)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, December 12, 2018.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 23 (added 06-Dec-2018)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, December 5, 2018.

  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 20 (added 04-Dec-2018)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, November 15, 2018.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 21 (added 04-Dec-2018)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, November 21, 2018.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 22 (added 04-Dec-2018)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, November 28, 2018.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 18 (added 29-Nov-2018)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, October 31, 2018.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 19 (added 29-Nov-2018)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, November 7, 2018.