California Educator Reporting SystemCalifornia’s online educator reporting systems provide teachers and schools with assessment results to help guide instruction.
California’s plan for high-quality teaching and learning is designed to keep school districts up-to-date on the progress students are making toward graduating ready for college-level coursework and twenty-first-century careers. In support of this plan, the information contained in the California Educator Reporting System (CERS) provides teachers and other district staff with current and prior-year student test results. These results, when combined with other student data, help to guide instruction and improve student learning.
Since the retirement of the online Reporting System (ORS) in January 2021, CERS has become the primary source for most of the current and previous CAASPP and ELPAC summative assessment results. Results are available in CERS for the following summative assessments:
- Alternate ELPAC (available spring 2022)
- Smarter Balanced ELA and Mathematics
- California Alternate Assessments for ELA and Mathematics
- California Spanish Assessment
- California Science Test
- California Alternate Assessment for Science
In addition to storing the above summative assessment results, CERS stores individual and aggregate student results from the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments. Educators can view specific interim assessment items with student responses, as well as data such as item distractor analyses to identify student strengths and needs.
Security and Access to CERS
As with the other parts of California’s assessment system, CERS is secure. Districts limit access to administrators and other local educational agency staff already trained in protecting student privacy. Authorized users are required to keep student information confidential and are permitted to view only results that are relevant to their work at a particular district or school.
School district staff who have authorized Test Operations Management System (TOMS) logon credentials can enter CERS through the CAASPP.org or ELPAC.org websites to access assessment results for administrator-assigned student groups.
Depending on a user’s assigned level of access, CERS provides educators with information about student performance, including average scores for groups of students, by grade level, school, and district.
The following resources provide additional information on the many features contained in CERS:
- CERS User Guide (PDF)
- CERS demonstration video for educators (Video; 9:37)
- CERS demonstration video for administrators (Video; 8:31)
- CERS Sandbox — The CERS Sandbox is a non-secure training and demonstration environment that uses fictitious computer-generated data.