Unlisted resources (previously called “individualized aids”) must be approved by the California Department of Education (CDE) prior to the student’s testing date.
In the case that a student’s individualized education program (IEP) requires the use of a resource not currently available on Matrix One, the use of the resource must be requested using the unlisted resource form in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS). The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) settings must indicate the student’s IEP or Section 504 plan status to enable selection of accommodations or unlisted resources in the student test settings interface in TOMS. The education program (field 3.13) must be set for “special education” (value 144) or “504 Plan” (value 101) and if education field is set to “special education” then the primary disability category (field 3.21) must not be blank.
Please use this link to the 2015–16 Test Operations Management System—https://caaspp.ets.org/.