Second Scoring Requirement for the CAA for ELA
CAASPP email update, November 7, 2022.
Dear LEA CAASPP Coordinator:
In preparation for the 2022–23 California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) test administration, we would like to inform you that your school site is required to complete the second scoring requirement. We want to ensure that you have all the necessary resources to prepare and complete second scoring.
About Second Scoring
Second scoring is the process of having a second test examiner (TE) score a 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.
There are two forms available for the CAAs for ELA and mathematics: Form 1 and Form 2. Some schools assigned to Form 2 for the CAAs for ELA and mathematics, identified on the CAA for ELA Second Scoring Assignments web page, are required to participate in second scoring. Your school site is one of them.
Participating schools must have a primary TE and secondary TE present at the time of testing to observe the student's live response to rubric-scored items. All scores must be entered into the Data Entry Interface before the end of the test administration window. Refer to the Second Scoring for the CAA for ELA subsection of the CAASPP Online Test Administration Manual for the step-by-step procedure for second scoring.
Responsibilities and Resources
The lists of responsibilities and deadlines related to second scoring are included in the checklists on the Manuals and Instructions web page on the CAASPP website.
More information is available on the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) web page. Questions about second scoring should be directed to your assigned LEA Success Agent .
California Outreach Team
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