CAASPP Update, Issue 184California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, December 14, 2016.
Focusing on the CAASPP System, including the Smarter Balanced assessments—a major component of CAASPP—and the California Alternate Assessments and science assessments.
Below the Surface: Dig Deeper at the 2016–17 CAASPP Institute
There is still time to register for the 2016–17 CAASPP Institute, which will be offered at six locations throughout the state beginning next month. This year’s theme is “digging deeper,” and sessions are designed to provide comprehensive strategies for using the CAASPP System to support classroom teaching and student learning in local educational agencies (LEAs). Sessions will focus on timely topics, including:
- Fostering a balanced assessment system
- Creating a standard process for identifying students for designated supports
- Using the Smarter Balanced Teacher Guides effectively
- Using interim assessments to support teaching and learning
- Using universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations in daily classroom practice
- Providing designated supports for English learners
- Implementing formative assessment practices using the Digital Library
LEAs are encouraged to assemble a team of up to four participants to attend the CAASPP Institute. The team should reflect different areas of expertise, such as administration, assessment, English language arts/literacy, mathematics, English language development, and special education. The registration fee is $75 per person.
For information on the Institute, including locations, the agenda, and registration details, visit the Sacramento County Office of Education.
Links to video tutorials on embedded universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations are now available on the CAASPP Portal website. These tutorials demonstrate allowable use of calculators, digital notepads, English dictionaries and glossaries, and expandable passages (embedded universal tools); color contrast, stacked translations and translated test directions, and translation glossaries (embedded designated supports); and American Sign Language, closed captioning, and streamline (accommodations). Watch for additional videos.
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