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CAASPP Update, Issue 260

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, June 13, 2018.

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

More Formative Assessment in Action!

The sixth video in the California Department of Education (CDE) Formative Assessment in Action series is now available! The video—“Three Acts Math Lesson”—highlights the work of State Network of Educators member Cassandra Gartung, an instructional coordinator in the Victor Elementary School District. In the video, Ms. Gartung first works with her grade three students to put in place the inquiry process to solve a mathematics problem that involves the number of knots tied in a given length of rope. Next, she guides the students through the formative assessment process and observes their problem-solving strategies as they complete the task. Last, she asks the students to share their processes for solving the problem before she shows the solution. View this 12-minute video and others from the series showcasing California educators engaged in high-quality teaching and learning, which can be found on the CDE Formative Assessment in Action web page.

ELPAC Academy Filling Fast!

Registration is filling up fast for the 2018–19 English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC) Academy! This year’s academy, titled “Focusing on the Classroom,” is being offered by the CDE in partnership with the Sacramento County Office of Education. Local educational agencies can send educator teams to learn how to use the ELPAC to focus on English learners in the classroom. This one-day training will be offered as follows:

  • August 27—Sacramento (full)
  • August 29—Sacramento
  • August 30—San Diego
  • August 31—San Diego
  • September 6—Riverside (full)
  • September 7—Riverside
  • September 12—Clovis
  • September 13—Clovis
  • September 24—Los Angeles (full)

More information and online registration are available on the ELPAC Academy registration web page External link opens in new window or tab.. Register soon to secure a spot for your team!

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Last Reviewed: Friday, July 19, 2019
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