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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 200

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, August 26, 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..

2022 California Assessment Conference: Schedule and Registration Available!

The 2022 California Assessment Conference (CAC), taking place from October 18–20, will feature inspiring keynote speakers and the theme, “Partners in Progress: Harnessing the Power of Student Assessment.” The schedule—with session names and descriptions—and registration are now available on the CAC website External link opens in new window or tab.. The CAC sessions will be presented by California Department of Education (CDE) staff, CAC trainers, and local educational agency (LEA) practitioners from across the state. Offering over 72 sessions, the CAC is a learning opportunity you can tailor specifically to your needs. Register today!

New Coordinator Training Webinar 2—Accessibility Coming Next Month

Calling all LEA CAASPP and ELPAC coordinators who are new to their role or want a refresher! The second New Coordinator Webinar of the 2022–23 series will take place on September 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. This webinar will cover the following:

  • Review of coordinator checklist tasks
  • Details of accessibility resources and the coordinator role in relation to accessibility
  • Question and answer session with experienced coordinators

 Registration is easy on the Webinar Registration web page External link opens in new window or tab..

CAST High School Reference Sheet Updated!

We have edited the Work (W) formula on the High School Reference Sheet External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Printable versions of this reference sheet are now available on the California Science Test (CAST) web page External link opens in new window or tab.. Be sure to access this updated version and use it as a resource in your classrooms!

Key Dates for California High School Proficiency Exam

The fall 2022 California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) administration is now open! Visit the CHSPE Website External link opens in new window or tab. for registration information. Key dates for this administration of the CHSPE are:

  • September 16—Close of registration
  • October 4 through 16—Testing window (various locations throughout the state)
  • November 25—Date by which results will be mailed to test takers

Registration for the spring 2023 CHSPE will open on December 1, 2022, at 10 a.m. Key dates for the spring 2023 CHSPE are:

  • February 3—Close of registration
  • February 21 through March 5—Testing window (various locations throughout the state)
  • April 14—Date by which results will be mailed to test takers

Reminder: Upcoming Downtime for CAASPP and ELPAC Systems

The following CAASPP and ELPAC systems will be unavailable from Friday, September 2, at 5 p.m. through Tuesday, September 6, at 8 a.m., for a scheduled downtime:

  • Test Administrator Interface
  • Completion Status System
  • Interim Assessment Viewing System
  • Practice and Training Tests

Visit the 2022–23 CAASPP Planned System Downtime External link opens in new window or tab. and 2022–23 ELPAC Planned System Downtime External link opens in new window or tab. web pages for more information.

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: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
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