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.
For All Interested LEA Staff
2019 Summer Institute (July–August)
The 2019 Summer Institute is a two-day, in-person, professional development opportunity titled "Analyzing Student Work and Using the Interim and Digital Library Systems to Inform Teaching and Learning." The Summer Institute is for classroom teachers, instructional coaches, and teachers on special assignment in kindergarten through grade twelve looking to understand how different types of assessment work together to support student learning. Participants will be trained on analysis and hand scoring of student work in order to help improve teaching and learning. However, administrators also may find this training useful to inform their support of classroom teachers. Register Here. You may want to print and display the workshop flyer to advertise this training opportunity.
For LEA CAASPP Coordinators
- 2018–19 CAASPP The Results are In—Now What?: Analyzing Assessment Results to Inform Teaching and Learning Workshop (May–June 2019)
Please join us for the 2018–19 CAASPP The Results are In—Now What?: Analyzing Assessment Results to Inform Teaching and Learning Workshop. The workshop will focus on the following objectives:
- How a data analysis protocol can support a root cause analysis and discussion about programs, policies, and practices that can inform actions to improve teaching and learning
- How to analyze and use the 2018–19 (and previous years’) results to inform teaching and learning
- How to access and use supplementary resources and reference materials to inform the interpretation of student results
- How to display results to varied stakeholder audiences for a particular purpose
- 2018–19 CAASPP/ELPAC Pretest Workshop (January 2019)
The CAASPP/ELPAC 2018–19 Pretest Workshop focuses on how to prepare for and administer the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, the California Science Test (CAST), the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs), the new California Spanish Assessment (CSA), and the Initial and Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). The archived webcast can be found under the heading “Webcasts” on the Videos and Archived Webcasts webpage. More information about the 2018–19 CAASPP/ELPAC Pretest Workshop can be found on the closed registration site . Workshop materials for this workshop are available electronically.
- 2018–19 New CAASPP Coordinator Training Workshop (September 2018)
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) coordinator training is intended to orient new local educational agency (LEA) coordinators—who have been in their role for 12 months or less—to the entire test administration process. The training focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the LEA CAASPP coordinator in planning and preparing for a successful CAASPP administration. Additionally, the training provides key information on getting started with the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments and the Digital Library. Workshop materials for this workshop are available electronically.
- 2018–19 New ELPAC Coordinator Training Workshop (September 2018)
The New English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) training is intended for LEA ELPAC coordinators who have been in their role for 12 months or less. The training familiarizes new coordinators with the Initial and Summative ELPAC processes, explains the responsibilities of the LEA ELPAC coordinator, offers suggested timeframes for completing activities, and explores procedures and practices to support a successful ELPAC administration. Workshop materials for this workshop are available electronically.