CAASPP Opportunities to Get Involved

This web page provides information about various opportunities for California educators to get involved in the development and administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). This page will be updated often with the latest information about educator opportunities.

Educator Opportunities to Support Assessment Development

ETS and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) are offering various opportunities for California educators to participate in assessment development activities for the California Science Test (CAST), the California Spanish Assessment (CSA), and the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for English language arts/literacy (ELA), mathematics, and science.

Qualifications

The CAASPP Project Team is seeking applications from California educators who have experience and expertise in instruction related to ELA, mathematics, science, Spanish language arts, and special education. Educators working with students in kindergarten through grade twelve and university educators are encouraged to apply.

Participants must be able to attend each meeting they are applying for in its entirety. Meeting hours vary and may be held during after-school hours.

The minimum qualifications are as follows:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the specified content and student population

Application Instructions

Applicants must have an Educator Opportunities Portal account to apply. If you do not have an Educator Opportunities Portal account, please complete the Educator Opportunities Portal Account Creation Form Link to external site.

If you already have created an account, you can navigate directly to the Educator Opportunities Portal Link to external site to apply for specific opportunities. Your application will be submitted to the California Department of Education for review and approval. If you are selected to participate, you will receive additional meeting details via email approximately eight weeks prior to the meeting.

If you have questions about the application process or how to get involved in these educator opportunities, please contact the CAASPP Project Team by phone at 916-228-2682 or by email at edopportunities@scoe.net.

Available Opportunities

The following tables include a list of educator opportunities during the upcoming school year. Additional opportunities related to the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) and the Alternate ELPAC are listed on the ELPAC and Alternate ELPAC Opportunities to Get Involved Link to external site web page. All meetings will be held virtually until further notice. For security reasons, participants must attend the virtual meetings from a location within the United States to access the item reviewing system. Information about opportunities for California educators during the 2023–24 school year will be updated throughout the coming months. Meetings to be held after school are indicated with "evenings," in parentheses, after the date.

Educator Opportunities for the CAST

Meeting Meeting Dates Application Closes Meeting Description
Item Review Meeting (grades 8 and High School) January 23, 24, and 30, 2024 Application closed Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Item Review Meeting (grade 5) March 26, 27, April 2 and 3, 2024 Application closed Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Range Finding March 21-27 and April 2-4, 2024 Application closed Participants will score student's short-answer responses using rubrics and scoring notes. Participants may also be asked to provide feedback on rubrics and prompts.
Data Review Meeting June 17, 18, and 20, 2024 March 1, 2024 Participants will review data on the performance of items.
Item Writer Workshop July 16–18, 2024 March 29, 2024 Participants will receive training on how to write assessment items and learn about opportunities to write items for use in future versions of the CAST.

Educator Opportunities for the CAAs for ELA and Mathematics

Meeting Meeting Dates Application Closes Meeting Description
CAAs for ELA and Mathematics Item Writer Workshop October 3–5 and 10–12, 2023 (4 p.m. to 6 p.m. evenings) Application closed Participants will receive training on how to write assessment items and learn about opportunities to write items for use in future versions of the CAAs for ELA and mathematics.
CAAs for ELA and Mathematics Item Review March 26–27 and April 2–3, 2024 (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. evenings) Application closed Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Combined Alternate Assessments Data Review Meeting June 25–27, 2024 March 8, 2024 Participants will review data on the test items.

Educator Opportunities for the CAA for Science

Meeting Meeting Dates Application Closes Meeting Description
CAA for Science Item Writer Workshop October 24–25, 2023 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Application closed Participants will receive training on how to write assessment items and learn about opportunities to write items for use in future versions of the CAA for Science.
CAA for Science Item Review Meeting February 7 and 8, 2024 Application closed Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Combined Alternate Assessments Data Review Meeting June 25–27, 2024 March 8, 2024 Participants will review data on the test items.

Educator Opportunities for the CSA

Meeting Meeting Dates Application Closes Meeting Description
Item Writer Workshop January 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2024 Application closed Participants will receive training on how to write assessment items and learn about opportunities to write items for use in future versions.
Item Review Meeting

March 5, 2024—all-day kick-off meeting (all grades)

March 5–12, 2024—independent review session A (all grades)

March 19, 2024—after-school meeting session A (all grades)

March 12–19, 2024—independent review session B (all grades)

March 26, 2024—after-school meeting session B (all grades)

Extended to February 5, 2024 Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Speaking Range Finding

March 7–April 25, 2024—Track One–all grades after-school meetings on Thursdays only

March 12–April 30, 2024—Track Two–all grades after-school meetings on Tuesdays only

Extended to February 5, 2024 Participants will score Speaking student samples and identify anchor responses to be used in the scoring of the new CSA Speaking field test items.
Writing Range Finding

One full-day meeting and four after-school meetings on select days plus independent scoring:

Grades 3 through 6—April 24, 25, May 9, 21, and June 4, 2024

Grades 7 through High School—April 24, 25, May 9, 23, and June 5, 2024

Extended to February 5, 2024 Participants will score Writing student samples and identify anchor and training responses to be used in the scoring of the new CSA Written Expression field test items.
Data Review Meeting July 31 and August 1, 2024 (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) April 12, 2024 Participants will review data on the performance of field test items.

Compensation

Local educational agencies (LEAs) will be reimbursed for the cost of a substitute teacher, if needed. Educators will be offered a stipend of $45.00 per hour if the meeting falls during a summer month, after-school hours, or on noncontract days. Before applying, participants should verify with their LEA that, if selected, they are able to attend the applicable meeting.

Questions

Questions about educator opportunities should be directed to the CAASPP Project Team by phone at 916-228-2682 or by email at edopportunities@scoe.net.

ETS Scoring Job Opportunities

ETS accepts applications for scorers. This is an excellent opportunity for educators to become more familiar with the new generation of California assessments. Raters will score exams from their home or office using ETS's Online Network for Evaluation (ONE) system, will work under the supervision of an assigned Scoring Leader, and will be required to successfully pass a certification exam prior to scoring. Scoring schedules are flexible and can include 4-, 6- and 8-hour weekday and/or weekend shifts.

Application Instructions and Qualifications

California educators interested in applying can view more information at Online Scoring Opportunities external icon. Educators who meet the following criteria listed are eligible to be raters:

  • Bachelor's degree in any field
  • California educators with a current California teaching credential or employment verification from a California school
  • Charter school teachers who may or may not have a teaching credential
  • Retired educators and other administrative staff with a teaching credential who are currently not classroom teachers

Questions

Questions about the application or hiring process should be directed to etsrater@ets.org. Current scorers can reach out to ratercertify@ets.org for any scoring related questions.