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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 33

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, February 20, 2019.

Focusing on the CAASPP System and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC)—and including, when timely, updates on California’s other statewide assessments.

There’s Still Time to Submit Entries for "Science: It’s Elementary!" Contest

We are still calling for entries for the California Department of Education-sponsored contest for California teachers, kindergarten through grade five, who use the formative assessment process to guide the study of science phenomena in their classrooms. Please pass the message on!

Information and contest materials are available on the official contest web page External link opens in new window or tab.. Questions? Contact Kasia Faughn, Sacramento County Office of Education, at

All About Accessibility

Line reader is an onscreen, universal tool a student uses for reading assistance by selecting a line of text to be highlighted. To move the line reader, which can be applied to items and passages, the student uses the mouse, trackpad, or arrow buttons to select anywhere on the next line to be highlighted. More information on this universal tool can be found in Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium: Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines, available on the Smarter Balanced website External link opens in new window or tab.. In addition, a video tutorial, approximately two minutes in length, is available in both English and Spanish on the CAASPP Portal Embedded Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations Video Tutorials web page External link opens in new window or tab..

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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