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Reporting Science Assessments Results Timeline

Provides the timeline for reporting the 2018-19 California Science Test (CAST) and California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science results.

The following table provides the time line for receiving and reporting the 2018–19 CAST and CAA for Science results. These science results will not be released to the public at the same time as the results for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and CAAs for English language arts and mathematics. Science results are expected to be released in January 2020.

Audience Agency Responsible When How
Local educational agencies (LEAs) California Department of Education (CDE) January 2020

CAST: Electronic Student Score Reports (SSRs) and student results will be available in the downloadable student-level data file in the Test Operations and Management System (TOMS).

CAA for Science: The results, preliminary indicators (i.e., percent correct and category level), will be available in the downloadable student-level data file in TOMS.
Parents/guardians LEAs January 2020

CAST: Separate California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) electronic SSRs will provide an overall scale score and an achievement level, and summary results will be provided on the CAASPP public reporting website.

CAA for Science: LEAs will report individual student results in a manner most appropriate for their local needs. The Preliminary Indicator Toolkit is available, which contains an optional parent/guardian letter template as well as samples of dissemination methods located in the Frequently Asked Questions document.

Public CDE January 2020

CAST: The CAASPP Results website will provide summary results at the state, county, district, and school levels by student groups. Available reports will include mean scale scores by grade and the percentage of students at each of the four achievement levels.

CAA for Science:Downloadable aggregation file(s) (i.e., research file[s]) will be provided on the CDE CAASPP Results website.

Aggregate results data files will report a mean percent-correct score and percent by indicator category (e.g., 3, 2, and 1) at the state, county, district, and school levels for all students and by student groups.
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Last Reviewed: Thursday, August 1, 2019
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