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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 143

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, June 18, 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..

Summative ELPAC Results and Student Score Reports Now Available!

Summative ELPAC results and Student Score Reports (SSRs) have begun flowing to local educational agencies (LEAs) as of this week and are available for LEAs to access in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS). LEAs that are still in session are reminded that they must send the SSRs to parents and guardians within 30 calendar days. Parents and guardians can also access SSRs that are available from the LEA’s student information system vendor portal.

LEAs that are no longer in session must send the SSRs to parents and guardians within the first 15 working days of the 2021–22 school year. To ensure that parents and guardians receive their child’s electronic SSR, LEAs must develop a process for emails that “bounce back” as having not been received.

ELPAC results will be updated in TOMS twice per week as scores are processed.

Summer Opportunity: Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting

Registration is now open to all for the 2021 Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting (AAIM), hosted by the California Department of Education (CDE). The meeting sessions will provide coordinators with the latest information and updates on California's assessment and accountability systems.

The meeting sessions, which will be presented virtually, will be held weekly on Thursday afternoons from July 29 through September 2. Each will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and will have a designated topic. They are scheduled as follows:

  • July 29—Director's Message, Accessibility, and TOMS
  • August 5—ELPAC and California Spanish Assessment
  • August 12—English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics
  • August 19—Science
  • August 26—Interim Assessments and Tools for Teachers
  • September 2—Accountability

For more information and to register for the sessions and, go to the AAIM web page. Questions can be emailed to the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) at caaspp@scoe.net.

Reserve Your Spot Today for the 2021 CAC!

At the virtual 2021 California Assessment Conference (CAC) this October, participants will learn about assessment-related topics, connect with educators across the state, and set their own pace and agenda. In addition, participants will have access to the recordings of all sessions for weeks following the conference. Further, the CAC’s low registration cost in combination with its virtual delivery make this high-quality professional learning opportunity available at a fraction of the cost of a typical conference or training.

Details about the conference and registration information are available on the CAC web page External link opens in new window or tab.. Questions can be emailed to the SCOE at caaspp@scoe.net.

Please share this email with any educators in your LEA who would be interested in or benefit from this information. To join the email list, send a blank email message to subscribe-caaspp@mlist.cde.ca.gov. Are you a new subscriber? Visit the CDE Assessment Spotlight web page to find previous issues.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Monday, June 28, 2021
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