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.

Go to: Test Administration Manuals and Administrative Tools || Matrix One || Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines || Accessibility Resource Materials || Accessibility Resource Webcasts and Trainings || Other Resources

Test Administration Manuals and Administrative Tools

Matrix One

Matrix One: CAASPP System Accessibility Resources external icon, a California Department of Education (CDE) web page, with information about the universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations (embedded and non-embedded) allowed as part of CAASPP. A downloadable Word document version of Matrix One external icon for the current administration 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.
  • CAST Translated Test Directions
    A non-embedded designated support for the online CAST for students with an IEP or Section 504 plan.
  • Science Reference Tools

    The CAST 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, this does not imply that the student will receive a specific item type. The purposes of these reference tools are to signal that students do not need to memorize formula sheets and to ensure that students have equal access to the tools during testing. These reference tools are not meant to guide instruction.

    An updated and accessible periodic table is now available for all students on the practice and training tests and will be available on the 2018–19 CAST. This periodic table can be resized and moved within the item and is accessible for students using Job Access with Speech (JAWS).

    A printable CAST periodic table has been provided as a resource intended for classroom use. This printable version closely resembles the online periodic table available in the CAST and can be downloaded and printed to give students practice using the periodic table in a format similar to the online version. This PDF version of periodic table is not fully accessible as an electronic document because it is meant for printing only; however, students can use the accessible, online version of the periodic table in the CAST training and practice tests. We encourage students to practice using both types of periodic table resources throughout the year.

    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.

Accessibility Resource Webcasts and Trainings

Other Resources