2020–2021 System Enhancements

This page includes planned CAASPP and ELPAC system enhancements and estimated release dates for when these enhancements will be available for local educational agencies (LEAs).

Planned System Enhancements

Release Date System Enhancement

May 28, 2020–September 30, 2020

Tools for Teachers


On May 28, 2020, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium decommissioned the Digital Library to prepare for the launch of Tools for Teachers, which became available for preview on June 16, 2020. Tools for Teachers is an online collection of resources that supports K–12 teachers in their use of the formative assessment process to adjust teaching for improving student learning. To learn more, visit the Tools for Teachers Resources web page.

Additional resources and features will be available for the official grand opening, scheduled for September 30, 2020..

2019–2020 Administration through the 2021–2022 Administration

California Educator Reporting System


The Interim Assessment Reporting System and the Online Reporting System (ORS) make up the foundation of the new California Educator Reporting System (CERS). Over the next couple of years, as more summative test results are made available in CERS, it will become the one-stop shop for interim and summative assessment results for all CAASPP and ELPAC assessments, as the ORS will eventually be retired.

CERS will include results for all assessments, which makes reporting more accessible to all educators. The CERS timeline table shows the schedule for making test results available in CERS.

CERS Timeline

Assessment Data for Administration Year(s) Data Available (Batched/Daily Feed)
ELPAC 2017–2019 Now available
ELPAC 2019–2020 Now available
ELPAC 2020–2021 Spring 2021
Summative assessments for ELA and mathematics 2014–2019 Now available
Summative assessments for ELA and mathematics 2019–2020 January 2021
Summative assessments for ELA and mathematics 2020–2021 Spring 2021
California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and mathematics 2014–2019 Now available
CAA for ELA and mathematics 2019–2020 January 2021
CAA for ELA and mathematics 2020–2021 Spring 2021
California Spanish Assessment (CSA) 2018–2019 Now available
CSA 2019–2020 N/A
CSA 2020–2021 Spring 2021
California Science Test (CAST) 2018–2019 Now available
CAST 2019–2020 January 2021
CAST 2020–2021 Spring 2021
CAA for Science 2019–2020 N/A
CAA for Science 2020–2021 Spring 2022
Alternate ELPAC 2020–2021 Spring 2022

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 16, 2020