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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 195

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, July 22, 2022.

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! Math Interim Assessment Hand Scoring Training Next Week

Teachers, instructional coaches, and educators on special assignment: Openings are available for next week’s virtual Interim Assessment Hand Scoring training for mathematics! This three-hour hand scoring training is free of charge.

Go to the 2022 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series registration page External link opens in new window or tab. to find details and to register. If you have questions, contact WestEd at CalTrainings@wested.org.

Reminder—Upcoming Downtime for CAASPP and ELPAC Systems

The following CAASPP and ELPAC systems will be unavailable from Friday, July 29, at 5p.m. to Tuesday, August 2, at 8 a.m. for a scheduled downtime:

  • Test Operations Management System
  • Test Administrator Interface
  • Completion Status System
  • Interim Assessment Viewing System
  • Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System

For the California Educator Reporting System (CERS), the scheduled downtown will be from Thursday, July 28, at 5 p.m. to Tuesday, August 2, at 8 a.m. CERS will be unavailable during that time.

The downtime will be used to prepare for the transition of the CAASPP to the 2022–23 school year. For a full list of the actions to take before this transition, see the CAASPP: Preparing to Transition to the 2022–23 Administration External link opens in new window or tab. email that was sent out on July 11, 2022.

Once the downtime begins, all student responses and associated hand scoring materials will be cleared from the Interim Assessment Handing Scoring System and will no longer be available for hand scoring.

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 California Department of Education 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: Friday, July 22, 2022
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