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CAASPP Update, Issue 225

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, September 29, 2017.

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

What, Why, Who, How, and When: Parent Guides to CAASPP Are Here!

The parent guides to understanding the CAASPP System are here! These two-page flyers, written in easy-to-understand language, answer key questions (what, why, who, how, and when) about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, California Science Test, and California Alternate Assessments. Information about how parents can support their student's success also is included.

In addition to English, these guides, which can be found on the California Department of Education (CDE) Parent Guides to Understanding web page, are available in Arabic, simplified and traditional Chinese, Korean, Pilipino, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Parent Guides to the 2016–17 Student Score Reports

The following parent guides to the 2016–17 CAASPP Student Score Reports are now available on the CDE Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Reports web page

  • “Parent Guide to Understanding the California Science Test Student Score Report,” specific to grades five and eight and high school (grades ten and twelve)

  • “Parent Guide to Understanding the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and Mathematics Student Score Report”

In addition to English, these guides are available in Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Pilipino, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

The “Parent Guide to Understanding the CAA for Science Student Score Report” also is available on the same Web page. Note that for grades five and eight and high school, the student’s score reports on all the CAAs are combined into one document.

Now Available: Completion Status and Roster Management Interface

The complete Guide to CAASPP Completion Status and Roster Management External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) has been posted on the following pages of the CAASPP Portal website:

The Completion Status and Roster Management Interface operates in a secure, role-based structure. Access to reports, data, and rosters in the system depends on the user role in the Test Operation Management System (TOMS) as well as school- and/or local educational agency-level associations. The CAASPP Portal User Roles in TOMS web page External link opens in new window or tab. describes the reports and features that are accessible for each user role. In the Completion Status portion of the system, all user roles have access to two report types:

  • Plan and Manage Testing Report
  • Test Completion Rates Report

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: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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