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CAASPP Update, Issue 194

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, February 23, 2017.

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

Now Available! Translations of Parent Notice of CAASPP Administration

The 2016–17 notice of CAASPP administration letter is now available in Spanish as well as Armenian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Hmong, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. This is a sample letter to serve as a notice to parents of the year’s statewide assessments:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments—English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics
  • Pilot California Science Test
  • California Alternate Assessments (CAAs)—ELA and mathematics
  • Pilot CAA for Science

Please note that this letter does not satisfy a district’s obligation to notify parents of their right to exempt their child from statewide assessments pursuant to California Education Code Section 60615.

Reminder: Application Process for Assessment Development Activities Closes This Friday

California educators interested in participating in 2017 Smarter Balanced assessment development activities—item writing, item review, range finding, data review, item mapping and Digital Library playlist development, or annotating student work—can apply by completing and submitting the online application by Friday, February 24. More information, including participant qualifications, can be found in the February 15 issue of the CAASPP Update.

Teachers and other educators interested in these opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply!

Please share this email with any educators in your local educational agency who would be interested in or benefit from this information. To join the email list, send a blank message to subscribe-caaspp@mlist.cde.ca.gov. Are you a new subscriber? Visit the CDE CAASPP Update web page to find previous issues.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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