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Back-to-School Toolkit


The Back-to-School Toolkit includes resources for school site administrators to use when talking to educators and parents at back-to-school activities. These resources focus on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System, but also include resources for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).

Resources to Use with Teachers

2017–18 Testing Infographic – A graphic displaying which assessments will be administered to which grade levels during 2017–18. (Coming soon)

Assessment Fact Sheets – These one–page documents answer questions about the what, why, who, how, and when for each assessment program.

What's New in 2017–18: Interim Assessment Blocks – This one–page flyer highlights the new Interim Assessment Blocks and other key resources to support and educator access and use of the interim assessments. (Coming soon)

What's New in 2017–18: Digital Library – This one–page flyer highlights new features of the Digital Library, including the new landing page, the updated search feature, and self-registration interface. (Coming soon)

CELDT or ELPAC in 2017–18 – This one–page flow chart describes which assessment, the California English Language Development Test or the ELPAC, should be used for which students.

Resources to Use with Parents and Community Members

Overview of CAASPP System and Results (PPTX) – A customizable PowerPoint presentation designed to help site administrators discuss the CAASPP System and the most recent results with parents and other stakeholders.

CAASPP Resources for Parent (PDF) – A flyer that provides information about where parents can go to learn more about the CAASPP System and better understand their student's most recent score report.

Parent Guides to Understanding – These guides provide parents with answers to key questions about the what, why, who, how, and when and are available for each assessment program.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, October 11, 2017.
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    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, October 4, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 225 (added 04-Oct-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, September 29, 2017.
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    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, September 20, 2017.

  • CAASPP Update, Issue 223 (added 15-Sep-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, September 13, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 222 (added 08-Sep-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, September 7, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 221 (added 31-Aug-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, August 30, 2017.
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    Matrix Four displays the universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations (non-embedded) allowed as part of the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California beginning October 1, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 219 (added 28-Aug-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, August 16, 2017.