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Initial ELPAC Nuts & Bolts- Fall Make-up Sessions Available!
04/01/2020
We have scheduled two sessions in September for those of you who were unable to attend the 2019-20 Initial ELPAC Nuts & Bolts last week.
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Math Readiness Assessment- Testing Window Opens March 9
03/05/2020
The Math Readiness Assessments spring administration window is March 9-April 10, 2020 for traditional schools and March 9-May 1, 2020 for year round schools.
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CAASPP Nuts & Bolts Training - Registration Now Open!
02/27/2020
Dear CAASPP Site Coordinators: Registration is now open in the new registration system “Professional Learning” for the CAASPP Site Coordinator Nuts & Bolts trainings! The training will be offered twice on 3/17/2020 and 3/18/2020,
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2020 FITNESSGRAM Spring Administration
02/05/2020
Dear FITNESSGRAM Coordinators: The FITNESSGRAM spring administration window is February 10 - March 20, 2020.
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CAASPP & ELPAC Accessibility Resources Training - One More Session
02/04/2020
Dear Site Coordinators: The Assessment Services department will present one more training session on the CAASPP and ELPAC Accessibility Resources this year. Please see 2019-20 CAASPP & ELPAC Accessibility Resources Training Flyer for details. Registration is available in the Professional Learning system (formerly ERO).
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2019-20 Summative ELPAC Site Coordinator TRAINING UPDATE
01/06/2020
Registration for the 2019-20 Summative ELPAC Nuts & Bolts Site Coordinator Training is now open in the Professional Learning portal. This training is designed to equip site test coordinators with the information and resources necessary to coordinate the Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) this year.
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Honors End of Course Exams for 4x4 Schedule!
01/06/2020
The Honors End-of-Course Examinations (EOCEs) testing window is on January 6 – 24, 2020 and should be administered to all students who completed an entire year course in the fall semester.
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Smarter Content Explorer- Web Tool for Teachers
11/04/2019
The Smarter Content Exploreris a new user-friendly web tool that helps bridge the gap between the language of test developers and the language used by teachers in the classroom every day.
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2019-20 Assessment Accessibility Training for CAASPP & ELPAC- Coming in November!
10/22/2019
I’m excited to announce our upcoming Assessment Accessibility Training that will feature the available universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations for ELPAC and CAASPP this year.
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Upcoming Training- Leveraging the SBAC Interim Assessments
09/30/2019
Learn how you can leverage the SBAC Interim Assessments at your school by attending the next CAASPP workshop.
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2019 SBA School Reports Now Posted!
09/18/2019
The 2019 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) reports produced by the Research & Evaluation Department are now available at https://www.sandi.net/itd/it-resources/research-and-evaluation/my-school . You must first select your school from the drop-down menu to view the available reports.
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CAASPP Student Score Reports- Access Via Parent Portal
09/12/2019
As you know, the state is no longer providing paper copies of the CAASPP Student Score Reports (SSRs). Parents now access their child’s results via the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
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User Accounts Uploaded to TOMS
09/03/2019
Today we uploaded CAASPP and ELPAC Site Coordinators (SCs) to the Test Operation Management System (TOMS) for those who have been designated by their principals for the 2019-20 school year.
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2019-20 Site Test Coordinator Designations- Due August 23
08/19/2019
We need your help! Each principal must designate a test coordinator for each assessment program (e.g. ELPAC) using the Online Contact Form by August 23, 2019.
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ELPAC Materials Delivered to Sites This Week
08/12/2019
IF YOU ARE NO LONGER THE TEST SITE COORDINATOR FOR YOUR SCHOOL, PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO THE PRINCIPAL
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CAASPP Deadline July 12- Year Round Calendar Schools
07/09/2019
Dear CAASPP Coordinators at YEAR ROUND calendar schools: This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for CAASPP is this Friday, July 12, 2019. Please ensure you perform the following post-test tasks by this Friday:
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ELPAC Deadline June 28 - Year Round
06/24/2019
Dear ELPAC Coordinator at Year Round Schools: This is a friendly reminder that this Friday, June 28, is the deadline to return the 2018-19 Return of ELPAC Materials Principal's Certification Form.
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Result Are In- Now What? CAASPP Post-Test Workshop
06/06/2019
Dear CAASPP Site Coordinators: Assessment Services will be offering a voluntary CAASPP post-test workshop for administrators in August.
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CAASPP Post-test Tasks & Deadline- TRADITIONAL
06/03/2019
Most of you are done with CAASPP Testing. Please ensure you perform the following post-test tasks by this Friday, June 7, 2019:
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2019 Preliminary SBA Scores
05/30/2019
The preliminary test results for the 2018-19 Smarter Balanced summative assessments are now available in the CAASPP Online Reporting System (ORS) to anyone with the “Site Coordinator” role or the “Educator” role in TOMS.
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June ELPAC Deadlines- Returning Materials
05/28/2019
There are two important ELPAC deadlines fast approaching. Please review the information below as you prepare your materials for return.
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CAASPP Participation Rate- FAQs
05/15/2019
The federal ESSA requires states to test at least 95 percent of all students.
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Honors End of Course Exams- May 20- June 11
05/13/2019
The Honors End-of-Course Examinations (EOCEs) will be administered May 20 – June 11, 2019 to all students are enrolled in an honors course this semester.
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Early Bird Special! 2019-20 Initial ELPAC Nuts & Bolts Training
05/06/2019
Registration for the 2019-20 Initial ELPAC Nuts & Bolts Site Coordinator Training is now open in ERO.
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New Focused Interim Assessment Blocks
05/03/2019
Starting in the 2019–20 school year, California educators will have access to new Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) that are focused on fewer assessment targets than the current IABs.
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2019 FITNESSGRAM Results Now Available!
05/02/2019
The 2019 FITNESSGRAM results are now available! The hard-copies of the results will be delivered via school mail next week.
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Grade 4 CAA DFA Updated in TOMS
04/30/2019
ETS updated the Grade 4 California Alternate Assessment(CAA) Directions for Administration (DFA). The update was necessary because there were three online test questions presented out of sequence.
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Sum ELPAC from April- Due May 3
04/30/2019
This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit completed answer books for students administered the Summative ELPAC or ELAA in April is this Friday, May 3, 2019.
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Extra DRA & EDL Kits Available- First Come, First Served!
04/24/2019
We have great news! Assessment Services has extra Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and Evaluación del desarrollo de la lectura(EDL) kits in stock.
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Additional CAASPP Site Coordinators
04/23/2019
If you need additional users at your school with the Site Coordinator (SC) role in TOMS
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Summative ELPAC for April/May- Required Test-Takers & Returning Materials
04/08/2019
We are required by the state to test all English learners (ELs) with the Summative ELPAC through May 31, 2019.
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