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Reporting Science Assessments Results Timeline


The following table provides a timeline for receiving and reporting the California Science Test (CAST) and California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science results. These 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 the fall.

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

CAST:
Fall 2018

CAA for Science:
Fall 2018

CAST: Student results will be available on the student downloadable data-level file in the Test Operations and Management System.

CAA for Science: In fall 2018, the CDE will provide a Preliminary Indicator Conversion Table that will provide the total raw score, percent correct, and indicator category. LEAs will compile a student’s results from three embedded performance tasks and use the crosswalk to determine the student’s results (i.e., percent correct and preliminary indicator category).

Parents/guardians LEAs

CAST:
Fall 2018

CAA for Science:
Fall 2018

LEAs will report individual student results in a manner most appropriate for their local needs. This toolkit contains an optional parent/guardian letter template as well as samples of dissemination methods found in the Frequently Asked Questions document, also in this toolkit.

Public CDE

CAST:
Late fall 2018

CAA for Science:
Late fall 2018

CAST and CAA for Science: Downloadable aggregation will be provided on the CDE California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Results Web site. A separate downloadable file will be provided for the CAA for Science.

Aggregate results data files will report a mean percent-correct score and percent of students in preliminary indicator, by category (e.g., 3, 2, and 1), at state, county, district, and school levels for all students and by student groups.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Thursday, April 5, 2018
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