Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Digital Library Playlists


Created by expert educators in collaboration with CDE and Smarter Balanced, the Digital Library playlists bring together associated resources that pertain to specific topics in one location. Each of the playlists on this page is available in a convenient playlist flyer External link opens in new window or tab.. Please note: A Digital Library account is required to access any Digital Library resource.

CDE—Professional Learning Series

The Professional Learning Series playlists are designed to connect educators with resources in the Digital Library that directly relate to timely professional learning topics.

Formative Assessment Process
  • Formative Assessment Process – Foundational Series | PDF
    This foundational series is designed for use by educators with limited experience integrating the formative assessment process into instruction and/or limited understanding of the tools offered in the Digital Library.

  • Formative Assessment Process – Advanced Series | PDF
    This advanced series is designed for use by educators who can navigate the Digital Library and are ready to deepen their formative assessment practices and develop additional formative assessment skills.
Assessment Literacy
  • Assessment Literacy – Foundational Series | PDF
    This foundational series is designed for use by educators with limited understanding of the Smarter Balanced assessment system. This interactive series engages educators in the formative assessment process while learning about the components that make up the Smarter Balanced assessment system.

  • Assessment Literacy – Advanced Series | PDF
    This advanced series is available for use by educators who have used all components of the Smarter Balanced assessment system. This interactive series engages educators in the formative assessment process while learning how to evaluate and align classroom and district instruction and assessment tools with regard to Depth of Knowledge and accessibility for all students.
Supporting Student Accessibility Needs
Supporting English Learners
  • Supporting English Learners | PDF (30-Jun-2017)
    This series offers educators support in meeting the needs of students who are English learners. Resources in this series provide research-based information on teaching and learning strategies to promote the development of English language proficiency.

CDE—Instructional Learning Series

The Instructional Learning Series playlists are designed to connect educators with resources in the Digital Library that directly relate to specific Interim Assessment Blocks. For each resource on the playlists below, a brief description is provided along with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) of focus and estimated instructional time. Many of the formative assessment practices featured in these resources can be used across grades and content areas, so teachers are encouraged to explore all of the playlists in this series.

English Language Arts/Literacy
Mathematics

Smarter Balanced—Digital Library Connections

The Digital Library Connections playlists link student performance on the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Blocks with resources in the Digital Library. Educators can use these playlists to find relevant and useful instructional supports that are aligned with students' needs.

Overview
English Language Arts/Literacy
Mathematics
Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 8, 2017
Related Content
Recently Posted in Testing
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 228 (added 19-Oct-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, October 18, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 227 (added 11-Oct-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, October 11, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 226 (added 05-Oct-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, October 4, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 225 (added 04-Oct-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, September 29, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 224 (added 25-Sep-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, September 20, 2017.

  • CAASPP Update, Issue 223 (added 15-Sep-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, September 13, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 222 (added 08-Sep-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, September 7, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 221 (added 31-Aug-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, August 30, 2017.
  • Matrix Four: ELPAC (added 28-Aug-2017)
    Matrix Four displays the universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations (non-embedded) allowed as part of the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California beginning October 1, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 219 (added 28-Aug-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, August 16, 2017.