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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.

Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

Smarter Balanced Digital Library

California Science Test (CAST)

California Alternate Assessments (CAA)

California Spanish Assessment (CSA)

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Friday, April 03, 2020
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    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, June 19, 2020.
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    Tools for Teachers is an online collection of resources aligned with the Common Core State Standards that supports K–12 teachers in their use of the formative assessment process to adjust teaching to improve student learning.
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    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, June 19, 2020.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 94 (added 12-Jun-2020)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, June 12, 2020.