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Reporting Science Assessments Results Timeline

Provides the timeline for reporting the California Science Test (CAST) and California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science results.

The following table provides the timeline for receiving and reporting the 2019–2020 CAST and CAA for Science results.

Audience Agency Responsible When How
Local educational agencies (LEAs) California Department of Education (CDE) July 24–27, 2020

CAST: For students who submitted the assessment, electronic Student Score Reports (SSRs) and student results are available in the downloadable student score extract file in the Test Operations and Management System (TOMS).

CAA for Science: The results for students who submitted all four CAA for Science performance tasks, preliminary indicators (i.e., percent correct and category level), are available in the downloadable student score extract file in TOMS.
Parents/guardians LEAs July 27, 2020

CAST: Separate California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) electronic SSRs provide an overall scale score and an achievement level for those students who submitted the 2019–2020 CAST.

CAA for Science: If LEAs choose to report individual student preliminary indicators, they may do so in a manner most appropriate for their local needs. The Preliminary Indicator Toolkit is available, which contains an optional parent and guardian letter template as well as samples of dissemination methods located in the Frequently Asked Questions document.
Public CDE Not applicable

CAST and CAA for Science: Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the 2019–2020 CAASPP testing was suspended. Therefore, the CDE did not reporting aggregated or summary results publicly.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 23, 2020
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