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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 149

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, July 30, 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..

Space Available! Interim Assessment Hand Scoring Training

Teachers, instructional coaches, and educators on special assignment: Openings are still available for next week’s virtual Interim Assessment Hand Scoring trainings! Separate sessions are available for English language arts/literacy and for mathematics.

These four-hour hand scoring trainings, which are free of charge, comprise one of three modules in the 2021 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series. The other two modules are as follows:

  • Using the Formative Assessment Process and Tools for Teachers Website to Boost Instruction
  • Gauging Student Progress with the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments and Related Online Systems

Register on the 2021 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series website External link opens in new window or tab., where you can find training dates and additional information about this training series. If you have questions, email Educational Testing Service (ETS) at CalOutreach@ets.org.

HSE Summer Convenings Begin Next Week!

High school equivalency (HSE) chief examiners and test site administrators: The California Department of Education (CDE) HSE Office welcomes you to the 2021 HSE Summer Convenings! This is a series of free, one-hour training webinars being held during August to provide updates on HSE for 2021. The webinars begin at 10 a.m. and are scheduled as follows:

  • August 5—CDE presentation
  • August 12—ETS presentation (HiSET)
  • August 19—GED Testing Service presentation

Submit your registration form External link opens in new window or tab. today for this free training!

If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you will still have the opportunity to access them after the series concludes. They will be recorded, and later posted on the CDE HSE Administrative Documents web page.

Please share this email with any educators in your local educational agency 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 Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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