Manuals and Instructions

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All CAASPP Quick Start Guides have been moved to the CAASPP Quick Start Guides Web page.

Administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Assessments

Manuals:

Online Test Administration Manual for CAASPP Testing—Select this link to expand or collapse the list of downloadable options. (Updated 01/09/18)

CAASPP Security Incidents and Appeals Procedure Guide—Entire manual (Posted 02/16/18)

Technical Specifications and Configuration Guide for CAASPP Online Testing—Select this link to expand or collapse the list of downloadable options. (Posted 09/05/17)

Guide to CAASPP Completion Status and Roster Management—Select this link to expand or collapse the list of downloadable options. (Posted 09/22/17)

Checklists:

CAASPP Administration Instructions:

Coordinator Instructions

Test Administration Instructions

Using Materials for Special Versions

  • Large-Print and Braille Instructions—For use with Smarter Balanced paper-pencil tests (Posted 01/10/18)
  • Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations:

    Accessibility Resources

    Guides and Guidelines, Including Matrix One

    • Accessibility Guide for CAASPP Online Testing—This version includes highlighted updates to Chapter 1 and the new chapters with instructions on how to configure selected accessibility resources and create a test session when testing students with accessibility resources, as well as the chapter with instructions for testing students with visual impairments. (Updated 02/26/18)
    For more information regarding student accessibility, visit the California Department of Education CAASPP Student Accessibility Resources Web page external icon.

    Post-Test and Reporting

    Manuals:

    2016–17 CAASPP Post-Test Guide—Select this link to expand or collapse the list of downloadable options. (Posted 06/13/17)

    Administration of the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

    Manuals:

    Tools:

    General

    Administration of the California Spanish Assesment

    Manuals and Instructions:

      Materials are forthcoming.

    Administration of the Primary Language Test: Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) for Reading/Language Arts—Optional

    Manuals and Instructions:

    Archive Libraries

    Please refer to the following archive libraries for materials from earlier CAASPP administrations: