CAA for ELA Second Scoring Assignments

Every year, a subset of LEAs and schools will be required to participate in second scoring. Second scoring is the process of having another test examiner (TE) score the same student's rubric-scored items simultaneously, yet independently, from the student's primary TE. The purpose of second scoring is to establish and document standardized scoring procedures and evaluate the validity of the rubric-scored items.

If an LEA or school has been selected to participate in second scoring, the secondary TE must have access to the DFA and be present during the entirety of the administration along with the student and primary TE. Selected LEAs or schools must provide a second score for all rubric scored items on the CAA for ELA for each of their students.

All second scores must be entered into the Data Entry Interface (DEI) prior to the close of the CAA for ELA test administration window. This can be done by the secondary TE or designated staff member. An answer recording sheet in the appendices of the DFA can be utilized by the secondary test examiner to record judgments on student responses if scores will be entered into the DEI at a later time.

A lookup tool will be available in fall 2022. You will be able to search the LEA by name or CDS code to check if your LEA is selected for second scoring.