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2019-2020 Updates:
Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines (revised 7.01.2021).  Information on the Smarter Balanced universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations (UDAs) available to students during testing.  
CA Assessment Accessibility Resources Matrix.  A link to the display of all UDAs, their appropriate use, and restrictions to specific tests.  Embedded resources are made available through the computer-based tests, and Non-embedded resources are those tools used regularly in classrooms and made available by the classroom Test Administrator (TA) at time of testing.  
Tchr Guides
These guides provide grade band specific information about the Smarter Balanced
Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The
guides are organized by grade span to highlight the changes in expectations as
students move through the grade levels. They explain how student skills and knowledge
are assessed and reported through collecting and scoring evidence. They also provide
examples of the range and types of items that appear on the assessments.
Tchr Practice Test
The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests, including scoring guides, are available
for grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 in English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics.
The Practice Tests provide a preview (not full range) of the Smarter Balanced
Tchr Videos
The Formative Assessment in Action video series features California members of the
Digital Library State Network of Educators (SNE) demonstrating formative assessment
strategies in their classrooms.
Test Guide
A simple guide to reading and understanding the CAASPP Student Score Report.
IAB Videos
Interim Block Assessments (IAB's) - CAASPP login screen
Specifically designed to provide the following: 
  • Meaningful information for gauging student progress throughout the year toward mastery of the skills measured by the summative assessments
  • Assessments of the CCSS, which can be used at strategic points during the school year.
Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) focus on a smaller sets of targets and provide more detailed information for instructional purposes. The IABs yield overall information for
each block.
  • Video Series - five narrated modules with embedded demonstrations


Resources designed for classroom teachers to support their understanding of the CAST.  Also useful for site administrators when communicating to parents/guardians.