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Assessment Spotlight, Issue 92

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, May 22, 2020.

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

Digital Library Retiring Next Week—Final Chance to Download Your Favorite Resources!

Reminder: On May 28, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium will retire the Digital Library to prepare for the launch of an advanced suite of resources for educators—Tools for Teachers. Educators who have a Digital Library account are encouraged to download and save any Digital Library resources they anticipate wanting to use in the future.

Starting on June 16, Tools for Teachers will be available for preview, and the grand opening of the website is scheduled for September 30, 2020. Educators who have a Digital Library account will receive a Tools for Teachers account automatically. Self-registration will be available for new users with a local educational agency (LEA) email address.

More information about this exciting new website will be coming soon!

WebEx in June for CALPADS and ELPAC Coordinators

Calling all LEA California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) and ELPAC coordinators! Join us on June 4 at 1 p.m. for a special WebEx concerning CALPADS, a longitudinal data system used to maintain individual-level data, including the English Language Acquisition Status field used to administer the Initial and Summative ELPAC.

This one-hour webinar is being offered to help LEA CALPADS and ELPAC coordinators better understand the start-to-finish process of language designation. It will cover how to navigate the language fields of CALPADS, resulting in more timely and accurate lists of students who need to take the ELPAC.

To register, visit the event information web page External link opens in new window or tab. and select the “Register” link.

Just Posted: Two New Web Pages for the Science Assessments!

We are happy to announce two new web pages for the science assessments now available on the CAASPP website—Available Resources for the California Science Test External link opens in new window or tab. and Available Resources for the California Alternate Assessment for Science External link opens in new window or tab.. These web pages are intended to replicate and replace the Available Resources series of flyers, which were available as PDFs and contained links to science resources.

Now, instead of first navigating to a PDF flyer to open links to the resources available for each assessment, users can go directly to the new web pages and gain access to links that lead to a collection of helpful science assessment resources that are designed to support testing coordinators, teachers, parents and guardians, and other stakeholders. Some of these resources include fact sheets, quick reference guides, additional web pages, videos, and much more.

We hope you will take a moment to visit these new web pages, and then share the news with your colleagues!

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Friday, May 22, 2020
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