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CAASPP Update, Issue 232

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, November 15, 2017.

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

State Board of Education Approves the California Science Test Blueprint

We are pleased to announce that the State Board of Education (SBE) approved the California Science Test (CAST) blueprint, general achievement level descriptors (ALDs), and score report structure on November 8! The CAST blueprint was approved with minor revisions, and the final version will be posted next month; the posting will be announced in an upcoming issue of the CAASPP Update.

The SBE-approved general ALDs, which provide a generic description of student performance level expectations that will apply across grades, and the score report structure can be found along with the draft blueprint in Item #7 on the SBE Agenda for November 2017 web page.

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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