Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. CERS Sandbox Downtime

    The California Educator Reporting System (CERS) Sandbox will be unavailable from Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, 2021, for scheduled maintenance and updates.
  2. Second Scoring Requirement Suspended

    The second scoring requirement for the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) has been suspended for the current administration. This means that local educational agencies selected for second scoring are no longer required to perform any of the activities associated with second scoring. Second scoring for the CAA for ELA is now expected to officially begin during the 2021–22 administration.
  3. 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