Manuals and Instructions
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
2018–19 CAASPP Online Test Administration Manual (Posted 01/08/19)
TOMS Pre-Administration Guide for CAASPP Testing—Select this link to expand or collapse the list of downloadable options. (Posted 09/14/18)
- TOMS Pre-Administration Guide for CAASPP Testing—Entire manual
- Chapter 1. Adding and Managing Users
- Chapter 2. Passwords, Access, and Logon
- Chapter 3. Test Administration Setup
- Chapter 4. Student Test Assignment
- Chapter 5. Student Test Settings
- Chapter 6. Orders for Smarter Balanced Special Version Materials
- Chapter 7. Score Status
- Chapter 8. File Uploads
- Chapter 9. Reports
Technical Specifications and Configuration Guide for CAASPP Online Testing—Entire manual (Posted 09/04/18)
Guide to CAASPP Completion Status and Roster Management (Posted 10/18/18)
CAASPP Security Incidents and Appeals Procedure Guide—Entire manual (Posted 02/16/18)
- LEA CAASPP Coordinator Checklist—Checklist is forthcoming.
- CAASPP Test Site Coordinator Checklist—Checklist is forthcoming.
- Test Administrator Checklist—Checklist is forthcoming.
- Test Examiner Checklists—Checklists are forthcoming.
- Technology Coordinator Checklist—Checklist is forthcoming.
CAASPP Administration Instructions:
Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations:
- CAASPP 2018–19 Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) Tool (Excel) (Posted 09/10/18)
- CAASPP 2018–19 Online Student Test Settings Template for Batch Upload—Includes information, specifications, and instructions tabs (Posted 09/10/18)
- Instructions for Using Embedded Glossaries
- Smarter Balanced Guidelines for Read Aloud, Test Reader
- Smarter Balanced Read Aloud Guidelines in Spanish
- Scribing Protocol for Smarter Balanced Assessments
- Multiplication Table
- 100s Number Table
Guides and Guidelines, Including Matrix One
- Accessibility Guide for CAASPP Online Testing (Posted 12/31/18)
Post-Test and Reporting
- Online Reporting System User Guide for CAASPP (Posted 04/17/18)
2017–18 CAASPP Post-Test Guide—Select this link to expand or collapse the list of downloadable options. (Posted 05/08/18)
Administration of the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments
Interim Assessment User Guide—Select this link to expand or collapse the list of downloadable options. (Posted 09/18/18)
- Student Assessment Results (SAR) Extract Dictionary—New file is forthcoming.
- Testing Session Notice: “Unauthorized Electronic Devices May Not Be Used at Any Time During the Testing Session” may be hung where clearly visible to students in the testing environment as a test security reminder.
Administration of the California Spanish Assesment
Manuals and Instructions:
- CSA Online Test Administration Manual, 2018–19 Field Test Administration (Posted 09/04/18)
Please refer to the following archive libraries for materials from earlier CAASPP administrations: