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Science Assessment Transition Timeline


The following table provides information about the reporting of student results for the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science and the transition to operational for the 2019–2020 and 2020–2021 school years for the CAA for Science.

Science Assessment 2019–2020 2020–2021
CAA for Science Coronavirus disease 2019 suspension of testing: Preliminary indicators are available in the downloadable student score extract file in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS). Operational test: After standard setting in summer 2021, scale scores and achievement levels will be provided on a separate California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Student Score Report and on the CAASPP public reporting website in January 2021.
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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