In-Person Workshops and Professional Development Opportunities

On behalf of the California Department of Education, Educational Testing Service hosts a variety of workshops and professional development opportunities each year to assist local educational agencies (LEAs), test site coordinators, test administrators, and other educators as they carry out the activities associated with the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Each workshop is held at regional locations throughout California. Dates and locations for workshops are available on the calendar and on the registration form when registration becomes available.

Several workshops also are broadcast as live-streamed Webcasts. Registration is not required to view a Webcast. To participate, visit the CAASPP Webcast Web page. Additional training opportunities are available through the Videos and Archived Webcasts Web page, where archived training materials can be found. Note that live Webcasts and training videos are available for all to view.

  • Pretest Workshop (January–February)
    This workshop provides information about how to prepare for and administer CAASPP online assessments, including the California Alternate Assessments and the new online science assessments. This workshop is also offered as a live-streamed Webcast. Workshop materials are available.
  • Post-Test Workshop (May–June)
    This workshop provides information about the interpretation and use of student results on the CAASPP assessments and the reports. The workshop provides high-level information on the scoring of the online summative assessments, describes the various components of the Student Score Reports, and reviews how to use the Online Reporting System. This workshop is also offered as a live-streamed Webcast. Registration is now available.