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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 277

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, May 24, 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 Call for Proposals

We are excited to announce that the registration and proposal submission window for the 2024 California Assessment Conference (CAC) is open now. Join us in person on October 15–17, 2024, in Riverside, California.

This year’s conference theme is Empowering Educators: Leveraging Assessment Data and Tools for Classroom Success. This is a unique opportunity for educators to connect with peers to discover assessment tools and strategies for supporting learning and teaching.

Please share this announcement with your colleagues and encourage all who are interested to attend and apply to present! The proposal submission window closes on June 23, 2024, at 5 p.m. For more information about the conference, to register, or to submit a session proposal, visit the CAC website External link opens in new window or tab. .

Summative ELPAC Results Are Now Available for Supporting Reclassification Efforts

On May 22, 2024, the California Department of Education (CDE) released the first wave of kindergarten through grade twelve results for the Summative ELPAC. As students complete testing, their assessment will be processed and scored by ETS. New results will be transmitted to the Test Operations Management System daily.

As educators begin to review the performance of students to determine eligibility for reclassification based on the state’s four reclassification criteria, please be aware that a new validation error was implemented by the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) on May 7, 2024. This validation error will be triggered if a Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) start date does not overlap with an enrollment (SELA0652 - Missing Enrollment Record for RFEP Student). To ensure that students are included in a school’s RFEP count, the English Language Acquisition status date used to exit a student from English Learner status to RFEP status must overlap the student enrollment. Training has been provided to CALPADS administrators. If your local educational agency (LEA) has questions regarding this new CALPADS validation, please email

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office| | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Friday, May 31, 2024
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