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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 201

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, September 2, 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..

Opportunity This Fall: Smarter Balanced Math Item Review!

Get involved in assessment development this fall! Smarter Balanced is recruiting educators for its Mathematics Item Review, which will include a review of mathematics achievement level descriptors. The workshop will be conducted virtually October 17–20.

Smarter Balanced has developed qualification criteria for selecting participants for this workshop. You meet the basic qualifications if you:

  • Are currently certified or licensed to teach English language arts/literacy (ELA) or mathematics in a kindergarten through grade twelve public school or certified in the area of accessibility, diversity, equity, or inclusion
  • Are currently teaching in a public school or employed by a public school, district, or state education entity, including higher education
  • Have served in one of the following capacities within the past three years:
  • Teaching ELA or mathematics in grades three through eight or high school
  • Working in a classroom content support role (e.g., literacy specialist; district- or state-level content specialist)
  • Teaching diverse students in grades three through eight or high school, including, but not limited to, students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds; gender identities; English learner, disability, or socioeconomic status; or urban/suburban/rural location
  • Have previously reviewed part or all of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics.

Substitute reimbursement will be offered if a substitute teacher is required. Find many other details on the Smarter Balanced Educator Recruitment FAQs External link opens in new window or tab. web page.

Are you interested? This event is just around the corner! Please complete the Application for Mathematics Item Review 2022 External link opens in new window or tab. right away and share this information with teachers and other educators in your local educational agency (LEA).

October 18–20: CAC to Feature Inspiring Keynote Speakers and Array of Sessions

We encourage you join us at the 2022 California Assessment Conference (CAC), where you will hear from our inspiring keynote speakers and learn from our expert presenters. Teacher of the Year Nichi Avina will open the CAC by sharing her perspective on student assessment. After our three days of sessions and networking, Professor Nancy Frey will close the conference by sharing her thoughts, ideas, and research about using assessment as a classroom tool.

Register today! Go to the CAC web page External link opens in new window or tab., where you can find registration and more information about the conference.

October 27: New Coordinator Training Series, Webinar 3—Student Practice

Calling all LEA CAASPP and ELPAC coordinators who are new to their role or want a refresher! Webinar 3 of the 2022–23 New Coordinator Webinar Series will take place on October 27 at 3 p.m. This one-hour webinar will review upcoming checklist tasks, delve into resources for student practice, and include a question and answer session. Registration is quick and easy on the New Coordinator Webinar 3 External link opens in new window or tab. web page!

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 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 | | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 04, 2022
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