Assessment Spotlight, Issue 212California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, November 18, 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 and the ELPAC website .
Field Test of Observation Protocol for Teachers of English Learners
The California Department of Education (CDE) is looking for teachers of kindergarten through grade twelve English learner students of all English proficiency levels to field-test California’s new and exciting Observation Protocol for Teachers of English Learners (OPTEL)! The OPTEL, which focuses on language use in the classroom, has been developed to:
- Provide evidence that contributes to determining readiness for reclassification.
- Determine English learners’ progress.
- Inform immediate instructional decisions that advance student learning (formative assessment).
- Be used to communicate with parents and inform institutions of higher education with teacher preparation programs.
The OPTEL is further described on the CDE OPTEL web page.
Are you are interested in field-testing the OPTEL? Please complete the OPTEL Field Test Interest List form ! The field test is scheduled to begin in January 2023.
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