CAASPP: Resources to Prepare for the 2022–23 California Alternate Assessments
CAASPP email update, July 25, 2022.
Dear LEA CAASPP Coordinator:
This email contains information about resources to prepare for the administration of the 2022–23 California Alternate Assessments (CAAs).
- Form assignments for the CAA for Science are available on the CAA for Science Form Assignments web page.
- Form assignments for the CAAs for ELA and Mathematics will be available in fall 2022 on the CAAs for ELA and Mathematics Form Assignments web page.
Please note that the assigned form number for science may be different than the assigned form number for ELA and mathematics.
Second Scoring for the CAA for ELA
A subsection of LEAs assigned to Form 2 for the CAAs for ELA and mathematics will be required to participate in second scoring. Please use the Form Assignments search tool to confirm if your school or LEA has been assigned second scoring.
Second scoring will require both a primary and a secondary test examiner to be present during testing. Secondary test examiners within the assigned schools should make sure to complete the "Second Scoring" portion of the CAAs for ELA and Mathematics section of the Test Examiner Tutorial.
CAA for Science Planning Guides
The CAA for Science consists of four embedded PTs that can be administered in any order, beginning September 6, 2022, through the end of the school year or July 15, 2023, whichever comes first. Administration of an embedded PT should begin as soon as the related science instruction is taught.
CAA for Science Administration Planning Guides are available to help with early planning and scheduling of the embedded PTs.
CAA Test Examiner Tutorial
The CAA Test Examiner Tutorial for credentialed or licensed educators will be available in the Moodle Training Site (Moodle) on August 9, 2022.
The tutorial covers general information and highlights best practices for the administration of the CAAs. The CAA Test Examiner Tutorial does not contain any secure content.
Test examiners who have an account in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) will receive an announcement email on August 9, 2022, regarding the availability of the tutorial, completion requirements, and how to access Moodle. LEA CAASPP coordinators are responsible for ensuring that test examiners have a TOMS account.
Moodle User Accounts
A Moodle user account is necessary to access the tutorial. Individuals who already have accounts do not need to create new ones. User accounts can be created individually by users through the Moodle logon web page or in bulk by the LEA CAASPP coordinator.
How to Create Moodle User Accounts in Bulk:
(Note: This action can only be done by the primary LEA CAASPP coordinator.)
- Access the CAASPP-ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training (AST) website.
- Populate the template with names and emails.
- Email the populated template to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access Codes and Enrollment Key
The LEA CAASPP coordinator is responsible for distributing the Moodle enrollment key to appropriate staff. To find the enrollment key:
- Access the CAASPP-ELPAC AST website.
- Enter the access code provided by Sacramento County Office of Education for <LEA>: <passcode>.
- Select the [CAA Moodle Training Site] button.
The CAA Test Examiner Tutorial Moodle Template Letter is available on the CAAs web page. Customize and distribute this letter to communicate with staff about accessing the tutorial.
The CAA Test Examiner Tutorial contains three sections—General, CAA for Science, and CAAs for ELA and Mathematics. All CAA test examiners must complete the General section of the tutorial and at least one subject area section to receive a certificate of completion.
Test examiners will receive the CAA for Science Certificate of Completion upon completion of both the General and the CAA for Science sections, and/or the CAAs for ELA and mathematics Certificate of Completion upon completing both the General and the CAAs for ELA and Mathematics sections.
Moodle Completion Reports
LEA coordinators can designate access to staff members to monitor test examiner completion of the tutorial.
How to Designate Access to Moodle Completion Reports:
- Identify the personnel who require reporting access.
- Log on to the CAASPP-ELPAC AST website.
- Select the [CAA Moodle Training Site] button.
- Submit the appropriate names and email addresses and select the [Save] button.
Instructions on monitoring completion status is available in the Monitoring Completion Status chapter of the Moodle Training Site User Guide.
Course information, template letters, and Moodle resources can be found on the Moodle Training Site resource web page on the CAASPP website.
Questions about resources for preparation for the CAAs should be directed to the assigned LEA Success Agent . Visit the California Outreach web page for other support options.
California Outreach Team
Contact Us: California Outreach web page