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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 252

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, October 27, 2023.

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 visit the CAASPP website External link opens in new window or tab. and the ELPAC website External link opens in new window or tab..

New CAST and ELPAC Interim Assessments Ready for Administration to Students

The California Science Test (CAST) and ELPAC Interim Assessments are now available for local educational agencies (LEAs) to administer to students in the test delivery system!

In addition, student responses to interim assessment items requiring hand scoring are available in the Teacher Hand Scoring System or, for specific ELPAC Interim Assessments, in the Data Entry Interface. Once hand scoring is completed, the following data becomes available for CAST and ELPAC Interim Assessments in the California Educator Reporting System (CERS):

  • Overall scale scores
  • Performance levels
  • Custom aggregate reports
  • Key and distractor analysis for selected-response items

Test items and student responses for CAST and ELPAC Interim Assessments will be viewable in the CERS in early 2024, and Individual Student Reports for these new assessments will be available in CERS in late July 2024.

Information about all state-offered interim assessments can be found in the Interim Assessment User Guide External link opens in new window or tab. . In addition, links to relevant resources and systems are all available on the CAASPP Interim Assessment Administration Resources web page External link opens in new window or tab. and ELPAC Interim Assessment Administration Resources web page External link opens in new window or tab. .

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office| caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Monday, October 30, 2023
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