Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. Website Maintenance

    Maintenance will be performed between 8 p.m. Saturday, December 9, and 6 a.m. Sunday, December 10, 2023, that will impact the ELPAC Link to external site website, the CAASPP and ELPAC Manuals Link to external site website, and the Get Answers Link to external site tool. TOMS will remain available during this maintenance window.
  2. CERS Sandbox Downtime

    The CERS Sandbox will be unavailable Monday, December 4, 2023, through Monday, December 11, 2023.
  3. CAST and ELPAC Interim Assessments Now Available to Administer

    The CAST and ELPAC Interim Assessments are now available to administer in the test delivery system. Visit the CAASPP Interim Assessment Administration Resources web page, the ELPAC Interim Assessment Administration Resources Link to external site web page, and the Interim Assessment User Guide Link to external site for more information.

  4. 2023–24 California Assessment Accessibility Matrix Now Available

    The California Assessment Accessibility Resources Matrix Link to external site has been updated for 2023–24 and can be accessed from the Accessibility Resources web page.

  5. Available Now: Asynchronous Hand Scoring Learning Modules

    On behalf of the CDE, ETS is pleased to announce the availability of asynchronous learning modules which guide educators on how to hand score the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment performance tasks for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics. The new asynchronous learning modules can be accessed on the following web pages:

Testing in California

California local educational agency (LEA) testing coordinators can use this website to find helpful information, instructions, training, forms, and external links for test administration.

LEAs are administering the following tests:

English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments (grades three through eight and grade eleven):

  • Smarter Balanced
  • California Alternate Assessments (CAAs)

Science assessments (grades five and eight and high school):

  • California Science Test
  • CAA for Science

Spanish assessments (grades three through eight and high school):

  • California Spanish Assessment