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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 261

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, January 26, 2024.

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. .

California Proficiency Program

In order to participate in the California Proficiency Program (CPP) and take the HiSET-Proficiency test, students are required to upload their transcripts to meet eligibility requirements. There are delays in verifying students' eligibility with the testing company PSI Services (PSI) LLC. The process, which is estimated to take no more than 10 days, is now taking more than 15 days due to excessive student errors in uploading incorrect documents that are not transcripts and creating multiple accounts.

PSI staff are working hard to process the over 800 applications submitted in the order they were received. Students who received notifications that the documents they uploaded are not transcripts should not create another account and upload their transcripts. Doing so only moves them out of their place in line. Instead, students should follow the directions provided in the email to move through the eligibility verification process as quickly as possible.

Students who were able to have their eligibility verified have been able to register to take the HiSET-Proficiency. At-home testing with remote proctoring began this week as verifying of eligibility continues.

Additional information about the CPP or the HiSET-Proficiency can be found on the California Department of Education (CDE) website at California Proficiency Program or at HiSET-Proficiency External link opens in new window or tab..

New Coordinator Training Webinar #4—Test Security

Calling all local educational agency (LEA) CAASPP and ELPAC coordinators who are new to their role or want a refresher!

The fourth New Coordinator Webinar of the 2023–24 series will take place on February 22, 2024, from 3–4 p.m. This webinar takes a deep dive into test security and the Security and Test Administration Incident Reporting System (STAIRS).

Register External link opens in new window or tab. for the webinar to take a deep dive into test security and STAIRS.

Please note that no new information or updates about systems for the current year will be provided in New Coordinator Trainings. Due to a reorganization with the New CAASPP Coordinator Training and ETS Pretest Training Series, there has been a consolidation of learning materials to support new coordinators with timely and appropriate resources. This session will include content from the Monitoring Testing pretest session.

To receive future CAASPP updates and notifications, subscribe to the CAASPP mailing list by sending a blank email message to For previous Assessment Spotlight issues, visit the CDE Assessment Spotlight web page.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
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