Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. iPadOS 15 Support for Testing

    iPadOS 15 was released on September 20, 2021. While it is still undergoing internal testing, formal support for its use with the test delivery system (TDS)—the Test Administrator Interface, Student Testing Interface, and Data Entry Interface—is expected to be announced in mid-November.

    Devices that are currently updated to iPadOS 15 will receive an “Unsupported OS/Browser configuration” message when attempting to load the TDS. This message will persist until the operating system is supported officially for testing.

  2. 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.
  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