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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 276

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, May 17, 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. .

Redesigned Student Score Reports

This year, students and families will receive redesigned Student Score Reports (SSRs) for the CAASPP and ELPAC. The redesigned SSRs will feature a fresh look and organization, enhanced result comparisons, detailed results for English language arts/literacy and mathematics, including Lexile® and Quantile® measures, as well as quick access to additional information and resources. In addition, the CAASPP and ELPAC Starting Smarter websites have also been updated to incorporate the new SSR enhancements, as well as to include additional free resources for students and families. The redesigned sites and sample SSRs are available at:

To help communicate about the redesigned SSRs with students and families, the California Department of Education has developed several helpful resources. Please see below:

Apply Now for Smarter Balanced Math Range Finding

Apply now External link opens in new window or tab. to participate in Math Range Finding! This virtual event, hosted by Smarter Balanced, will be held July 15–19, 2024.

As participants of range finding, educators review student responses for field test items, confirm scores, and establish the range of student responses that correspond to each specific score-point for an item (i.e., test question) as related to the rubric.

If you or educators at your site or district are interested in participating in upcoming opportunities, including item writing, item review, and other assessment activities, visit the Smarter Balanced Educator Recruitment web page External link opens in new window or tab. . Your participation will impact millions of students across the country and is an excellent professional learning opportunity.

To receive future CAASPP updates and notifications, subscribe to the CAASPP mailing list by sending a blank email message to Are you a new subscriber? For previous Assessment Spotlight issues, visit the California Department of Education Assessment Spotlight web page.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress | | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 23, 2024
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