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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 18

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, October 31, 2018.

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

ELPAC Summary Reports Released

The 2017–18 Summative ELPAC summary reports were released to the public on the California Department of Education (CDE) DataQuest Reporting website on October 26.The website displays the state-, county-, district-, and school-level reports for the spring 2018 ELPAC administration. Any questions regarding the release can be directed to the ELPAC Office by phone at 916-319-0784 or by e-mail at elpac@cde.ca.gov.

New Resource Offers Guidance on the ELPAC!

The highly anticipated 2018–19 ELPAC Information Guide (PDF) is now available on the CDE website! This guide provides local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with the information they need to:

  • Understand the differences between the Initial ELPAC and the Summative ELPAC.
  • Understand the initial identification and reclassification processes for English learners (ELs).
  • Provide information about assessing ELs with disabilities.
  • Prepare teachers to understand and use their students’ ELPAC results.
  • Communicate ELPAC results to parents and guardians.

In the Loop: Updating LEA ELPAC Contact Information

Stay in the loop regarding ELPAC developments! Anytime your LEA has changes as to the LEA ELPAC coordinator or contact information, please notify the California Technical Assistance Center by phone at 844-782-2714 or by email elpac@ets.org without delay. This will ensure that your LEA receives critical communications from the CDE and the ELPAC contractor, Educational Testing Service.

We Asked, and You Responded!

Thank you, LEA coordinators, for taking the time to provide your feedback through the recent surveys for LEA CAASPP and ELPAC coordinators. We received 777 responses to the CAASPP survey and 735 responses to the ELPAC survey!

Your comments and suggestions will help us provide effective resources that will directly impact you and the work you do—and will enhance training opportunities in the future. We truly appreciate your feedback.

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: Thursday, November 29, 2018
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