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The Quick Reference Guides provide step-by-step instructions for how to accomplish a task or activity within California’s assessment programs.

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California Science Test (CAST)

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English Learner Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC)

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Recently Posted in Testing
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 36 (added 14-Mar-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, March 13, 2019.
  • CAST Item Specifications (added 12-Mar-2019)
    Item specifications describe how items for the CAST are developed to assess the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 35 (added 07-Mar-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, March 6, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 34 (added 06-Mar-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, February 27, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 33 (added 26-Feb-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, February 20, 2019.

  • California Science Test Informational Video (added 21-Feb-2019)
    This video provides a general overview of the California Science Test (CAST) and how it is aligned with the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 32 (added 15-Feb-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, February 13, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 29 (added 14-Feb-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, January 23, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 30 (added 14-Feb-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, January 30, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 31 (added 14-Feb-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, February 7, 2019.