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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 2

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, July 11, 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.

Notes on the ELPAC

Summer is here, and ELPAC continues moving forward! Here are notes on the ELPAC to keep in mind:

  • The Initial ELPAC administration window opened on July 1.
  • The Local Scoring Tool (LST) became available in the Test Operations and Management System (TOMS) on July 9.
  • The Initial ELPAC data file layout will be posted on the ELPAC Test Administration web page External link opens in new window or tab. by July 13.
  • The Initial ELPAC preliminary score sheet and instructions as well as the conversion tables will be posted in TOMS by July 13. They are available for optional summer use by local educational agencies (LEAs) that choose to wait until fall to enter raw scores in the LST.
  • “Understanding Your Student Score Report” External link opens in new window or tab. – in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Vietnamese—is now available on the ELPAC Resources web page External link opens in new window or tab. of the ELPAC website External link opens in new window or tab.. It provides parents and guardians with an explanation of their child’s Summative ELPAC score report.

In addition, LEAs are reminded that non-scorable Summative ELPAC materials must be returned to Educational Testing Service (ETS) as soon as possible. Non-scorable test materials are not to be shredded locally. If your LEA shredded the test materials, please submit an ELPAC Testing Irregularity and Security Breach Form External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF), available on the ELPAC Test Administration web page External link opens in new window or tab., and email the form to ETS at elpac@ets.org.

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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