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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 273

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, April 19, 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..

2024 California Assessment Conference Registration is Open!

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2024 California Assessment Conference (CAC) External link opens in new window or tab. is open now! This year’s conference will focus on Strategies for Success: Linking Assessment Tools and Data to Classroom Success.

Register now to join us in person on October 15–17, 2024, in Riverside, CA. This is a unique chance for educators to connect with peers to explore assessment tools and strategies for improved learning and teaching.

For more information visit the CAC website External link opens in new window or tab..

Upcoming Smarter Balanced Educator Opportunities!

Share your expertise and make an impact on teachers and students across the country! Register now for upcoming opportunities.

  • Math Range finding: July 15–19, 2024
  • English Language Arts (ELA) Item Review #1: August 8–9, 2024
  • Math and ELA Data Review: August 14–15, 2024
  • Math Item Review: October 14–18, 2024
  • ELA Item Review #2: November 12–14, 2024

More than 5,000 educators have contributed to the Smarter Balanced system by creating and reviewing test questions and instructional resources, reaching thousands of teachers and millions of students.

Smarter Balanced is currently recruiting additional educators to participate in this work. If you or educators at your site or district are interested in participating, please review the information about content development External link opens in new window or tab. , including educator qualifications and our commitment to diversity. Complete the form to apply for upcoming opportunities for item writing, reviews, and other assessment activities. Your participation will impact millions of students across the country

Question of the Week for ELPAC

Will “in-progress” ELPAC tests transfer to the Test Operations Management System when a student transfers into your district from another district? What if the student was in the middle of a domain?

Any started or completed ELPAC domains will follow students to their new local educational agency (LEA). Partially completed domains must be completed with the form assignment from the previous LEA. Visit the Form Assignments for the 2023–24 Summative ELPAC Administration External link opens in new window or tab. web page to find the prior district's form assignment. The Directions for Administration can be obtained from the LEA coordinator. Any incomplete domains will use the current LEA’s form assignment.

Reminder—Register for CERS Spring Training Sessions

Registration for the Accessing Summative Assessment Results in the California Educator Reporting System (CERS) spring training remains open. Sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE), this training is free for all LEAs. CERS provides all California LEAs secure access to student assessment results for CAASPP and ELPAC summative and interim assessments.

The two training modules offered will cover accessing 2023–24 summative assessment results in CERS, viewing and interpreting individual student reports, and understanding features available for specific assessments.

  • Module One: Focuses on the Summative ELPAC, the Summative Alternate ELPAC, and the California Spanish Assessment, on May 16, 2024, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Module Two: Focuses on the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for ELA and mathematics, California Science Test, and the California Alternate Assessments for ELA, mathematics, and science, on May 23, 2024, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Any questions about this training opportunity can be emailed to the Sacramento County Office of Education at Register now on the Accessing Summative Assessment Results in CERS registration website External link opens in new window or tab..

HiSET® Hits the Road!

Join us at our inaugural regional roadshow on June 24, 2024, at the Hilton Arden West in Sacramento, CA. Get ready for a day filled with excitement and valuable insights!

What To Expect:

  • Insightful Sessions: Discover the roadmap to achieving high school equivalency (HSE), with expert guidance from the HiSET team.
  • Master the HiSET: Explore in-depth exam knowledge and premier preparation resources. Help students test with confidence.
  • Strategic Connections: Connect with adult educators, HSE peers, and administrators. Transform your students' journey with a robust support system.
  • Connect with HiSET Experts: Meet our dynamic team and get your questions answered in person.

Mark your calendars and join us for a day of learning and networking. The HiSET inaugural regional roadshow registration External link opens in new window or tab. is now open. Please note that this event is not open to test-takers.

2024 GED National Conference

Secure your spot now for the 2024 GED National Conference in Long Beach, CA. Join us from July 24–26, 2024 for a weekend of learning, inspiration, and new perspectives. GED National Conference registration External link opens in new window or tab. is now open.

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Monday, April 22, 2024
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