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Quick Reference Guides


The Quick Reference Guides provide step-by-step instructions for how to accomplish a task or activity within California’s assessment programs. These documents have been consolidated for all assessments, including:

  • Smarter Balanced Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and math
  • California Science Test
  • California Alternate Assessments for ELA, math, and science
  • California Spanish Assessment
  • English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
    • Summative
    • Initial
    • Alternate

Start a Test Session, Practice Test, or Training Test

Access Test Results

Test Operations Management System (TOMS)

California Educator Reporting System (CERS)

Data Entry Interface (DEI)

Tools for Teachers

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

California Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 19, 2022