Student Accessibility Resources and Test Settings

This Web page contains links to manuals, instructions, and other resources related to accessibility, including accommodations for students who are taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests.

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Test Administration Manuals and Administrative Tools

Matrix One

CAASPP Matrix One external icon, a California Department of Education (CDE) Web page, displays the universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations (embedded and non-embedded) allowed as part of CAASPP. A downloadable (PDF) of Matrix One external icon for the current administration is also available.

Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines

Accessibility Resource Materials

For administrators:

For students:

Non-embedded resources:

Non-embedded resources may be used by students whose individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 plan indicates their use.

  • Multiplication Table
    A non-embedded accommodation (mathematics) for students with an IEP or Section 504 plan in grades four through eight and grade eleven.
  • 100s Number Table
    A non-embedded accommodation (mathematics) for students with an IEP or Section 504 plan in grades four through eight and grade eleven.
  • Smarter Balanced Translated Test Directions
    A non-embedded designated support for the online assessments (mathematics and English language arts/literacy) for students with an IEP or Section 504 plan.
  • Science Reference Tools
    The CAST pilot assessments for grades eight and high school include a periodic table and a reference list of formulas that students may access during online testing as universal tools. The reference list provides all formulas that a student may need to use in responding to a test item; however, it does not imply that the student will receive a specific item type. The purpose of the reference tools is to signal that students do not need to memorize what is on the sheets and to ensure that students have equal access to the tools during testing. These reference tools are not meant to guide instruction.

    In addition, these grade-level reference materials may be printed and used as non-embedded designated support for the CAST. See the Printing Enlarged Science Reference Tools quick start guide if the student requires the science reference tools to be enlarged and printed on 11x17 paper by the test administrator. Note that the science reference tool PDFs do not currently meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Accessibility Resource Webcasts and Trainings

Other Resources