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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 103

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, August 14, 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.

Systems Downtime Reminder—CAASPP and ELPAC

To prepare for the transition of the CAASPP to the 2020–21 school year, various CAASPP and ELPAC systems will be unavailable from Friday, August 14, at 5 p.m. through Thursday, August 20, at 8 a.m. During this scheduled downtime, the following CAASPP and ELPAC systems will not be available:

  • Test Operations Management System
  • Test Administrator Interface
  • Completion Status and Roster Management
  • Interim Assessment Viewing System
  • Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System
  • Data Entry Interface

The 2020–21 interim assessments will be available beginning August 20. Please be aware that, once the downtime begins, all student responses and associated hand scoring materials will be cleared from the Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System and will no longer be available for hand scoring.

Virtual Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting

The 2020 North-South Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting will be a virtual presentation, and registration is free! This annual meeting provides staff from school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools with the latest information and updates on California's assessment and accountability systems. The meeting is scheduled as follows:

  • August 19—Webcast #1
  • August 26—Webcast #2 (a repeat of Webcast #1)

For the meeting agenda and to register, visit the 2020 Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting website External link opens in new window or tab..

Don’t Forget! Register for the 2020 Virtual CAC

The virtual 2020 California Assessment Conference (CAC) for classroom educators is nearing, taking place on October 6 and 7. Explore the connection between assessments and classroom instruction and learn how other California educators use assessments to improve teaching and learning! To register, 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: Friday, August 14, 2020
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