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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

Due to factors surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2019–20 results are not available and testing participation in 2020–21 varied. Care should be used when interpreting results.

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers

California Science Test (CAST)

California Alternate Assessments (CAA)

California Spanish Assessment (CSA)

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

Test Operations Management System (TOMS)

Alternate ELPAC

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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