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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 134

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, April 16, 2021.

Focusing on the CAASPP System and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)—and including, when timely, updates on California’s other statewide assessments. For questions related to test administration, coordination, and trainings, visit the CAASPP website External link opens in new window or tab. and the ELPAC website External link opens in new window or tab..

2020–21 Spring Administration FAQs and Guidance

The California Department of Education has updated the COVID-19 Assessment FAQs web page with new frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers for the 2021 Spring Summative Assessment Administration! Also posted on the COVID-19 Assessment FAQs web page is the 2020–21 Spring Summative Assessment Administration Flexibility Guidelines. This flyer steps through the testing options for each summative assessment this spring. New FAQs will be added in the future, so be sure to check back!

Reminder: ELPAC Data Entry Requirement

Test examiners should enter Speaking scores for the Summative ELPAC into the Data Entry Interface (DEI) immediately after they administer the Speaking domain to students. Local educational agencies (LEAs) that will be administering the Summative ELPAC through July 30, 2021, must enter the Speaking scores into the DEI by the end of that day.

To assist them in this process, LEAs can refer to the following resources:

CERS Sandbox Offline Next Week

The California Educator Reporting System (CERS) Sandbox—used for training LEA staff on the features and functions of CERS—will be offline for maintenance and enhancements from Monday, April 19, at 8 a.m. through Friday, April 23, at 8 p.m.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Monday, April 19, 2021
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