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CAASPP Update, Issue 108

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update sent out on July 1, 2015.

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update, from the California Department of Education (CDE), is a regular e-mail for K–12 educators, including testing coordinators, that focuses primarily on the Smarter  Balanced assessments, which are a major component of the CAASPP system. CAASPP also includes the California Alternate Assessments and science assessments. Please forward this e-mail to any educators in your local educational agency (LEA) who would be interested in or benefit from this information.

In this issue:
  • Summative Assessments
  • Digital Library
Summative Assessments

A Spanish version of the video Understanding the CAASPP Individual Student Score Report External link opens in new window or tab. is now available on the CDE CAASPP Communications Toolkit web page. This video describes and explains the new 2015 CAASPP Student Score Report.

Digital Library

Featured Digital Library resource! Understanding the Formative Assessment Process is a 15-minute video that provides an introduction to the formative assessment process and is recommended for all educators. It describes the four attributes of the formative assessment process—clarify intended learning, elicit evidence, interpret evidence, and act on evidence—and highlights supporting research. In addition, it provides examples of each attribute to help educators plan teaching strategies and engage students in learning. Understanding the Formative Assessment Process is one of four resources currently featured on the Digital Library landing page. Educators are encouraged to view it as well as the other featured resources. The Smarter Balanced Digital Library External link opens in new window or tab. is an online collection of formative assessment resources available to all California public K–12 educators.

Additional Information

To join the CDE CAASPP email list, send a blank email to subscribe-caaspp@mlist.cde.ca.gov. Additional information about the CAASPP system and Smarter Balanced activities is available on the CDE CAASPP System web page. Questions about the CAASPP system assessments should be directed by phone to 800-955-2954, or by email to CalTAC@ets.org. Questions about the Digital Library should be directed to the Digital Library Help Desk by phone at 855-631-1510 or by e-mail at CalTAC@ets.org.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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