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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
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  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 16 (added 18-Oct-2018)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, October 17, 2018.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 15 (added 15-Oct-2018)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, October 10, 2018.
  • Matrix 4-Accessibility Resources (PDF) (added 08-Oct-2018)
    This document provides a list of universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations for the 2018-19 English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 14 (added 08-Oct-2018)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, October 3, 2018.
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