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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 199

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, August 19, 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..

LEA Access to Smarter Balanced Aggregate Area/Claim Results

Due to the reduced number of test questions associated with the Smarter Balanced adjusted test form, individual student area/claim results are not reported on the Student Score Report or to local educational agencies (LEAs). The Test Results for California’s Assessments website External link opens in new window or tab. is the sole source for aggregate area/claim results for student groups of 30 or more for 2020–21 and 2021–22. Aggregate area/claim results for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics are not available in the California Educator Reporting System for 2020–21 and 2021–22.

LEA coordinators have access to 2021–22 aggregate claim results as part of an embargoed LEA preview. LEAs may share the results from the preview with their school board and staff for local planning purposes. The public release of 2021–22 results is scheduled to occur later this year in conjunction with the release of the California School Dashboard.

Recent Resource Updates: Assessment Timeline, System Chart, and Parent Guides

The following resources have been updated on the California Department of Education (CDE) website for the 2022–23 school year:

  • California Assessment Timeline (PDF), which has been updated as a 12-month snapshot of all California assessments and their administration windows
  • Assessment System Chart (PDF), which provides pertinent information on the tests of California’s assessment programs and has been updated to include the Initial Alternate ELPAC
  • Parent Guides to Understanding, which contain key information about each of California’s assessment programs and how parents and guardians can support their children’s success (Translations of these documents will be available on the CDE website soon.)

CSA Item Writer Workshop: Application Deadline Next Month

Are you interested in learning how to write test items for state assessments? Apply to participate in this fall’s California Spanish Assessment (CSA) Item Writer Workshop, November 15 through 17! Participants will receive training on assessment item writing and will learn about opportunities to write items for future versions of the CSA. The workshop will take place during the instructional day.

The application deadline is September 9. To apply, go to the Educator Opportunities Portal External link opens in new window or tab.. If you do not have an Educator Opportunities Portal account, you will need to create an account External link opens in new window or tab. in the Educator Opportunities Database. If you have forgotten your password or have any questions about how to get involved in this and other educator opportunities, please contact Sue Vue, staff secretary of the CAASPP and ELPAC Project Team, by phone at 916-228-2682 or by email at edopportunities@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 Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Friday, August 19, 2022
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