Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. Independence Day

    LEA Success Agents and CalTAC phone representatives are not available on Monday, July 4, 2022, for Independence Day. All phone calls and emails will be returned when the office reopens on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
  2. Planned System Downtime

    Various CAASPP and ELPAC systems will be unavailable for scheduled system downtime Friday, July 1, at 5 p.m., through Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 8 a.m. For additional details, refer to the CAASPP Planned System Downtime web page.
  3. 2022 CALPADS Updates

    A new resource is available to assist in managing the various anomalies that have occurred during the disruption of normal CALPADS processing. 2022 CALPADS Updates Link to external site includes the current update schedule, direction on how to deal with students who received new SSIDs, and answers to questions about participation and testing windows. We recommend you bookmark this page for future reference.
  4. 2022 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series

    The 2022 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series will provide direct, online training focused on leveraging the interim and formative components of the Smarter Balanced comprehensive system of assessments to inform teaching and learning.

    Registration for the summer sessions is now available on the Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series Link to external site registration web page.

  5. New User-Friendly Tool to Get Answers

    Get Answers Link to external site is a new user-friendly tool to help LEA coordinators quickly get answers to the most common questions. The tool functions similarly to other search engines, allowing users to narrow or expand a search with key words and quickly scan information by highlighted key words. Save time and get answers to questions immediately with this self-service tool. LEA Success Agents and CalTAC are also available to assist with more complex questions that may require additional support.
  6. 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