System Enhancements

This web page includes planned California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) system enhancements, and estimated release dates for when these enhancements will be available for local educational agencies (LEAs).

Planned System Enhancements

Release Date System Enhancement
2023–24 Administration Year

ETS and the California Department of Education are working with Student Information System (SIS) vendors and the Special Education Information System (SEIS) vendor on a test settings automation process.

This solution will allow test settings to be sent directly from the LEA's SIS or SEIS to the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) automatically, thereby eliminating the need for the LEA to manually upload or update TOMS with this information.

2023–24 Administration Year

The existing Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) will be replaced with a new, enhanced THSS prior to the 2023–24 test administration year. Updates include improved navigation and communication features. The new THSS will be used to enter scores for the Initial ELPAC, Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment for English language arts/literacy and mathematics, and the interim assessments for the California Science Test and ELPAC (once they are available in September 2023).

The new THSS will replace and combine the THSS for the Initial ELPAC and the Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System.

Last Reviewed: February 28, 2023