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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 102

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, August 7, 2020.

Focusing on the CAASPP System and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)—and including, when timely, updates on California’s other statewide assessments.

ELPAC Remote Testing Guidelines Coming Soon!

In issue 101 of the Assessment Spotlight, we announced that the California Department of Education (CDE) is exploring options for local educational agencies (LEAs) to administer the Initial ELPAC remotely. In the meantime, the CDE has been working closely with testing contractor Educational Testing Service to develop remote testing guidelines and resources for LEA staff, parents, and guardians. With LEAs entering a new school year in the near future, we are endeavoring to provide this information as soon as possible. Until that time, we ask that you refrain from making copies of the Directions for Administration and conducting any remote testing until the necessary guidelines have been approved and posted. We thank you for your continued patience.

Virtual Conference for Classroom Educators in October

The virtual California Assessment Conference (CAC) will take place this October 6 and 7. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the connection between assessments and classroom instruction and learn how other California educators use assessments to improve teaching and learning! For more information, visit the CAC 2020 website External link opens in new window or tab. .

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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