Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. Planned System Downtime

    Various CAASPP and ELPAC systems will be unavailable for scheduled system downtime Friday, April 12, at 5 p.m., through Monday, April 15, 2024 at 8 a.m. For additional details, refer to the ELPAC Planned System Downtime web page.
  2. 2023–24 CAASPP Online Test Administration Manual Now Available

    The CAASPP Online Test Administration Manual Link to external site has been updated for 2023–24 and can be accessed from the CAASPP and ELPAC Manuals Link to external site web page. This web-based manual includes a list of What's New in the CAASPP System in 2023–24 Link to external site.
  3. Available Now: Asynchronous Hand Scoring Learning Modules

    On behalf of the CDE, ETS is pleased to announce the availability of asynchronous learning modules which guide educators on how to hand score the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment performance tasks for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics. The new asynchronous learning modules can be accessed on the following web pages:

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