Test Administrator Resources for Summative Assessments

These resources support administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and California Science Test (CAST).

Manuals and Directions

Test Administrator Instructions

Test Administrator Tutorial for General Assessments

The Test Administrator Tutorial is designed to prepare test administrators to administer the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics, the CAST, and the California Spanish Assessment. This tutorial is optional and may be used in addition to the LEA's local training.

The tutorial is available on the CAASPP Test Administrator Tutorial web page on the CAASPP website, so no logon information is required. This public offering does not allow for tracking of course completion. LEA CAASPP coordinators can use the Test Administration Tutorial course on the Moodle Training Site if they want to track staff completion of the course. Moodle will provide participants with an online Certificate of Completion after a participant answers the Checks for Understanding questions correctly.

Calculator Availability and Sample Calculators

Certain sections of the Smarter Balanced Online Assessments for Mathematics for grades six through eight and grade eleven are divided into two sections: Calculator Available and Calculator Not Available.

A student taking the CAST can access the embedded Desmos calculator during the entire test.

Non-embedded Resources

Test Administrator Instructions

For resources supporting administration of the California Alternate Assessments:

Refer to the California Alternate Assessments web page.

Last Reviewed: Monday, June 8, 2020