CAASPP: Setting Up or Adjusting a 2020–21 Test Administration Window
CAASPP email update, November 16, 2020.
Dear LEA CAASPP Coordinator:
The State Board of Education approved the use of shorter Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics assessments this spring. Preparing California assessment systems for shortened Smarter Balanced ELA and mathematics assessments will require additional time, which means these tests will not be available for administration on January 12, 2021, as announced in the 2020–21 Assessment Release Dates email. These tests will be released by late February 2021.
There is still time for you to set up or adjust your local educational agency's (LEA's) 2020–21 CAASPP test administration window. The deadline is December 1, 2020, to do so, including assigning individual schools to the window, in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) . After December 1, users will not be able to independently set up or adjust a 2020–21 test administration window; instead, LEA CAASPP coordinators will need to contact CalTAC directly.
With consideration to the ELA and math assessments being released later and additional flexibility that may be needed to complete testing, a longer test administration window may be needed this administration year. LEA CAASPP coordinators should consider taking the entire allowable test administration window to complete testing. Please keep these factors and how they will impact your LEA's test administration window in mind when setting up the window.
LEA CAASPP coordinators who have already set up a test administration window should review the dates they submitted to ensure there will be adequate time to test all students in the LEA and, if the time falls short, make any adjustments necessary before the December 1 deadline.
For additional information about setting up a test administration window, refer to the 2020–21 Deadline for Test Administration Window Setup email that was sent to LEA CAASPP coordinators on September 2, 2020. Refer also to the Administrations section in the CAASPP and ELPAC TOMS User Guide or the online, contextual help in TOMS for instructions on test administration window setup.
Questions about setting up a test administration window, and all other questions related to the 2020–21 CAASPP administration, should be directed to CalTAC, by phone at 800-955-2954 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.