CAASPP Update, Issue 134California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, December 30, 2015.
Focusing on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System, including the Smarter Balanced assessments—a major component of CAASPP—and the California Alternate Assessments and science assessments.
System Downtime Under Way
Downtime for the Test Operations and Management System (TOMS) is now under way and will continue until 9 p.m. on January 3. Details on the resulting system enhancements will be coming soon.
Pretest Workshops Begin Next Week!
The CAASPP Pretest Workshops—being held at various locations throughout the state—begin on January 6 and run through February 3. The workshops will cover what you will need to know about overall CAASPP administration, including roles and responsibilities, technology infrastructure, preparing students and staff, use of TOMS, test security, the Digital Library, and interim assessments. All workshops will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For those interested, an additional workshop, California Alternate Assessment Train-the-Trainer, will follow from 1 to 4 p.m.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Are you a new subscriber? Visit the CDE CAASPP Update Web page to find previous issues.