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

Accessible Alternative Version of Matrix One: CAASPP 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 also is 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. Select a link to access a non-embedded resource that may be printed for students, as assigned. Note that this list does not include all possible non-embedded resources that can be assigned to students.

  • Multiplication Table
    Smarter Balanced mathematics—A non-embedded accommodation for students with an IEP or Section 504 plan in grades four through eight and grade eleven.
    CAST—A non-embedded designated support for students with an IEP or Section 504 plan in grades five, eight, and ten through twelve (as assigned).
  • 100s Number Table
    Smarter Balanced mathematics—A non-embedded accommodation for students with an IEP or Section 504 plan in grades four through eight and grade eleven.
    CAST—A non-embedded designated support for students with an IEP or Section 504 plan in grades five, eight, and ten through twelve (as assigned).
  • 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 field test assessments for grade 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.
    • Periodic Table of the Elements for Grade Eight and High School—This resource is forthcoming.
    • Grade Eight Reference Sheet (Posted 11/01/17)—The grade eight reference sheet will be used on the 2017–18 field test and the training test that will be updated in spring 2018. Note that this reference sheet is not associated with the current training test.
    • High School Reference Sheet (Posted 11/01/17)—The high school reference sheet will be used on the 2017–18 field test and the training test that will be updated in spring 2018. Note that this reference sheet is not associated with the current training test.

Accessibility Resource Webcasts and Trainings

Other Resources