CAASPP Communication: December 2022
CAASPP email update, December 1, 2022.
This communication includes information and updates about the CAASPP .
December 1: Setting Up Test Administration Windows
The deadline for setting up a 2022–23 CAASPP test administration window is December 1, 2022. LEAs must set up test administration windows in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) . Schools within an LEA may have varying instructional dates, which means LEA coordinators may need to set up more than one test administration window and then assign each school accordingly. Up to six windows can be configured. Refer to the TOMS User Guide and the Setting Up Your Test Admin Window in TOMS video for more information.
CAAs for ELA and Mathematics Form Assignments Available
Form assignments are now available for the 2022–23 administration of the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics on the CAAs for ELA and Mathematics Form Assignments web page. Use this information to determine which form of the grade-level Directions for Administration to download for each student in TOMS . Some schools assigned to Form 2 will be required to second-score rubric-scored items for the CAA for ELA. To find schools assigned to second scoring, refer to the CAA for ELA Second Scoring Assignments web page.
December 5: 2021–22 CAA for Science Results Release
The 2021–22 CAASPP summary reports include results for the CAA for Science as well as the Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics summative assessments, CAAs for ELA and mathematics, California Science Test, and the California Spanish Assessment.
Assessment results for the CAASPP and the ELPAC are available to the public on the Test Results for California's Assessments website.
To provide essential background and factors to consider when interpreting California's 2021–22 statewide assessment results, the CDE has created the Interpretation Guide to the 2021–22 Statewide Assessment Results, which can be found on the CDE California Assessment Results News Release web page.
To register or locate additional details about upcoming trainings, including dates, times, or content, visit the CAASPP Training Opportunities web page.
New CAASPP Coordinator Training
Held by county offices of education around the state, this continuation of the summer training is designed for CAASPP coordinators who are new to their role or want a refresher. This training session will review tasks associated with preparing for testing, cover how to support sites during testing, and assist coordinators in planning for post-test activities such as gathering feedback from site coordinators and test administrators. Training dates vary by county. Register now at any event near you!
December 6 and 13: Using Accessibility Resources in Daily Instruction
The Using Accessibility Resources in Daily Instruction virtual training will focus on providing participants with an understanding of how to use accessibility resources, observe students using assigned accessibility resources, and make adjustments throughout the year based on those observations. Attendees must view the videos on the CAASPP Accessibility Resources Virtual Training Series web page prior to attending. The hands-on training for this series will be offered twice, on December 6, 2022, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and on December 13, 2022, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Register now for either Session 1 or Session 2.
December 13: Coffee Session, 2–3 p.m.
Register now for the December 2022 Coffee Session . Use the 2022–23 CAASPP–ELPAC Coffee Session Content Request Form to submit questions, request demonstrations, or share a best practice.
January 12: Pretest Virtual Training Series, 2–4 p.m.
The two-hour session CAASPP: What's New for Testing? will help LEA CAASPP coordinators communicate to local staff responsible for administering the CAASPP about changes and updates to assessments and testing systems and plan for the administration of the CAASPP. Send questions in advance by submitting them on a Pretest Virtual Training Series Q&A Form . Register now for the Pretest Virtual Training Series .
January 12: CAASPP Test Administrator Tutorial
The CAASPP Test Administrator (TA) Tutorial will be available in the Moodle Training Site (Moodle) on January 12, 2023. The TA Tutorial is designed to prepare test administrators to administer the Smarter Balanced for ELA and mathematics, California Science Test, and California Spanish Assessment. Coordinators will receive an email from the Sacramento County Office of Education with more information.
Web Page Updates
- CAAs for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics Form Assignments web page
- CAA for ELA Second Scoring Assignments web page
- New Demonstration Videos for California Assessment Accessibility Resources:
- Scribe video
- Read Aloud video
CAA Test Examiner Tutorial
Test examiners must complete the CAA Test Examiner Tutorial in the Moodle Training Site (Moodle) and receive a certificate of completion before administering the CAAs. Coordinators can monitor test examiner progress within Moodle. Coordinators received the Resources to Prepare for the 2022–23 California Alternate Assessments by email on July 25, 2022, with information about accessing and completing the course.
Since the CAA for Science testing window opened on September 6, 2022, LEAs should have begun preparing for and administering this assessment. Each of the four embedded performance tasks are to be administered throughout the year and directly after students receive instruction on related science concepts. Please visit the CAAs web page for more information on certification and administration, and the Moodle Training Site Information web page for more information.
Educator Opportunities Upcoming Meetings
There is still time to apply for the California Spanish Assessment (CSA) Item Review Meetings. Meeting dates for grades three through six are on March 10 and 27, 2023, and for grades seven through twelve on March 10 and April 5, 2023. Apply before December 7, 2022. To apply for the CSA Item Review or future meetings, go to the Educator Opportunities Portal . If you do not have an Educator Opportunities Portal account, you will need to create an account in the Educator Opportunities Database. If you have forgotten your password or have any questions about how to get involved in educator opportunities, please contact the Educator Opportunities Team by phone at 916-228-2682 or by email at email@example.com.
Previous CAASPP Monthly Communications
Previous CAASPP monthly communications, as well as other email communications, can be found on the CAASPP Coordinator Emails web page.
- Direct questions about policies, regulations, and requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contact your region's Success Agent for answers to questions about assessment coordination, development, and administration, as well as for technical support.
- Direct questions about Moodle , certification, and calibration to email@example.com.
- Get Answers from a new user-friendly lookup tool available to help LEA coordinators quickly find answers to the most common testing questions. Users can also suggest Additional Questions for the FAQ , which will be reviewed on a regular basis.
- Chat with Anita, your virtual assistant for LEA help, which is available on the CAASPP and ELPAC home pages. Unanswered questions will be routed to your LEA Success Agent.
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