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UPDATED ALERT (Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.):

A new resource is available to assist in managing the various anomalies that have occurred during the disruption of normal CALPADS processing. 2022 CALPADS Updates Link to external site includes the current update schedule, direction on how to deal with students who received new SSIDs, and answers to questions about participation and testing windows. We recommend you bookmark this page for future reference.

Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. CALPADS and Student Testing Updates Meeting

    The CDE and ETS invite you to a CALPADS and Student Testing Updates meeting on Friday, May 6, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The CDE and ETS will address CALPADS processing, retired SSIDs, issues with test settings and test assignments, and English Language Acquisition Status. Register now for the CALPADS and Student Testing Updates Meeting Link to external site.
  2. New User-Friendly Tool to Get Answers

    Get Answers Link to external site is a new user-friendly tool to help LEA coordinators quickly get answers to the most common questions. The tool functions similarly to other search engines, allowing users to narrow or expand a search with key words and quickly scan information by highlighted key words. Save time and get answers to questions immediately with this self-service tool. LEA Success Agents and CalTAC are also available to assist with more complex questions that may require additional support.
  3. CAASPP and ELPAC Office Hours & Coffee Sessions

    Join us for virtual office hours and coffee sessions, hosted by the CDE and ETS, which will offer opportunities for LEA staff to ask questions and get answers about the spring assessments and multiple administration options. Visit the Upcoming Training Opportunities web page to see upcoming dates and to register. Visit the Past Training Opportunities and Materials web page to find previously recorded sessions and materials.

Testing in California

California local educational agency (LEA) testing coordinators can use this website to find helpful information, instructions, training, forms, and external links for test administration.

LEAs are administering the following tests:

English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments (grades three through eight and grade eleven):

  • Smarter Balanced
  • California Alternate Assessments (CAAs)

Science assessments (grades five and eight and high school):

  • California Science Test
  • CAA for Science

Spanish assessments (grades three through eight and high school):

  • California Spanish Assessment