Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. Pretest Virtual Training Series

    The CAASPP and ELPAC Pretest Virtual Training Series provides LEA coordinators with the information they need to successfully prepare for and administer the CAASPP and the ELPAC. To learn more and to register for the series, visit the Pretest Virtual Training Series registration external icon website.
  2. Supporting English Learners with the Tools for Teachers Website

    Registration is now available for the Supporting English Learners with the Tools for Teachers Website webinar external icon to be held on September 21, 2021, from 3:30–4:30 p.m. Join us and learn how the instructional resources in the Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers external icon website connect to the California English Language Development Standards to meet the needs of English learners.
  3. Accessibility Resources Virtual Training Series

    The Accessibility Resources Virtual Training Series are free virtual trainings that provide guidance in assigning accessibility resources appropriately for the CAASPP and ELPAC. Register now for the Accessibility Resources Virtual Training Series! external icon
  4. Register for the 2021 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series

    Registration for the 2021 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series external icon is available now! This training series will provide direct, online training opportunities intended for teachers, instructional coaches, and educators on special assignment, and will focus on leveraging components of the Smarter Balanced comprehensive system of assessments to inform teaching and learning. Local educational agency staff and administrators may also find this training series useful to further support educators locally.
  5. CAASPP and ELPAC Office Hours & Coffee Sessions

    Join us for virtual office hours and coffee sessions, hosted by the CDE and ETS, which will offer opportunities for LEA staff to ask questions and get answers about the spring assessments and multiple administration options. Visit the Upcoming Training Opportunities web page to see upcoming dates and to register. Visit the Past Training Opportunities and Materials web page to find previously recorded sessions and materials.

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