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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 203

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, September 16, 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..

Census Day Reminder to Complete the Initial ELPAC and Initial Alternate ELPAC

In order for newly enrolled students to be included in the Unduplicated Pupil Count used to determine funding for the supplemental and concentration grants under the Local Control Funding Formula, students must complete the entire Initial ELPAC (all 4 domains) or Initial Alternate ELPAC on or before Census Day, October 5, 2022.

Register for the September Tools for Teachers Shared Practices Webinar

We invite you to attend the webinar “Supporting Teaching and Learning with the Tools for Teachers Website” on September 29, 2022, from 3:30 through 4:30 p.m.! This one-hour online webinar is intended for all local educational agency (LEA) staff, including administrators and classroom educators.

Join us to hear California LEA staff from the district and classroom levels share how they use Tools for Teachers professional learning and instructional resources to support teaching and learning in the classroom. There will be a question-and-answer session where attendees can get answers to their questions about Tools for Teachers.

This is the first webinar in the 2022–23 Tools for Teachers Shared Practices Webinar Series. Other forthcoming webinars in this series are:

  • Boosting Instruction with Formative Assessment and Accessibility Strategies
    • Date: November 15, 2022, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
  • Supporting Student Success with Interim Assessments and Tools for Teachers
    • Date: February 21, 2023, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Registration for each of the webinars in this series is available on the Upcoming Training Opportunities web page External link opens in new window or tab.. Questions regarding this webinar series should be directed to the California Outreach Team by email at We hope to see you there!

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
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