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CAASPP Update, Issue 155

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, May 25, 2016.

Focusing on the CAASPP System, including the Smarter Balanced assessments—a major component of CAASPP—and the California Alternate Assessments and science assessments.

Accessibility Notes: Multiplication Table

Please note the following information about the Multiplication Table External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF), available through the CAASPP Portal External link opens in new window or tab.:

  • It is a non-embedded accommodation available to students in grades four and above who have an individualized education program or Section 504 plan.

  • For students in grade three who have a documented need, it must be requested as an unlisted resource in TOMS. The use of the multiplication table in grade three can be found in Matrix One: Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, “Unlisted Resources” (pages 8 and 9), as a pre-identified unlisted resources that is known to change the construct. Unlisted resources that change the construct are not valid for accountability calculations.

California Alternate Assessments Reminder

Students must complete both the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for English language arts and the CAA for mathematics. If a student does not orient during or respond to the first four questions of the first subject area they engage, the test examiner (TE) may end the test as instructed in the Directions for Administration (DFAs). The TE still must administer the subsequent subject-area assessment, and if the student does not orient or respond to the first four questions of the following assessment, the TE may end the test as instructed by the DFAs.

Survey Reminder—HumRRO’s Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Study

Through May 27, the CAASPP independent evaluator, Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), will continue to collect responses to its statewide survey of local experiences with the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments. Today, HumRRO will e-mail reminders to those selected for the survey who have not yet submitted their completed responses. We encourage selected LEA staff to respond, even if they have not completed any interim testing, and thank all respondents in advance for providing insight as to the benefits and challenges of the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments.

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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