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    Assessment Overview


    2020-21 • ACOE Court and Community Schools

    English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

    The ELPAC is California’s new assessment that is used to determine the English language proficiency (ELP) of students whose primary language is other than English. The ELPAC has replaced the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. The ELPAC assesses four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

    ELPAC Assessment Dates

    ELPAC Initial Assessment: (between September 7, 2020 – June 30, 2021)
    *Site testing takes place for all English Learner Students between Sept. 11 and October 31, 2020. Newly enrolled students without ELPAC scores from their home district will be tested upon enrollment unit June of each academic year, but we will not submit scores to the CDE; as they will be used for internal academic placement. In person scheduling of students, by site will be required for one on one test administration in an environment with that complies with health and safety regulations. PPE will be provided for proctor and students

    ELPAC Summative Reclassification Testing: (between September 7, 2020- October 30, 2020)
    *online test is administered by a proctor, a secure browser is needed, the listening section is controlled on the proctors’ side through TOMS. Sites should adhere to the grade level and testing roster from TOMS for all EL students. In person scheduling of students, by site will be required for one on one test administration in an environment that complies with health and safety regulations. PPE will be provided for proctor(s) and students.

    Students who were administered the 2019–2020 Summative ELPAC by October 30, 2020, and who met Overall Level 4, and have met the remaining three locally determined criteria are eligible to be reclassified. LEA staff must update the ELAS in CALPADS for these students as redesignated fluent English proficient (RFEP) before February 1, 2021.

    ELPAC Summative Testing: (between March, 2021- June 1, 2021)
    *The online Summative ELPAC is administered by a proctor, a secure browser is needed, the listening section is controlled on the proctors’ side through TOMS. Sites should adhere to the grade level and testing roster from TOMS for all EL students. In person site testing and needed health and safety requirements will be determined per county regulations in the Spring of 2021.

    ELPAC Practice Tests (available July 1-June 30)

    Contact: Alicia Garcia (agarcia@acoe.org) for more information/materials/training


    Title I Computerized Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Math and Reading Local Pre/Post Assessment (Court and Community Schools)

    The MAP assessment determines a student’s proficiency level in reading and mathematics and is aligned to Common Core State Standards, the CAASPP state assessment, and provides site level academic placement data. The assessment is also available in Spanish and administered to English Learner students with an overall score of “Emerging” or lower level “Bridging” students. School site staff will administer the MAP test to all students 3-4* times per year. The MAP assessment is available for student testing in a web based version for students during the Fall Window and the web address is available to staff by request. Any in person testing will be in an environment that complies with health and safety regulations. PPE will be provided for proctor and students. Winter and Spring site testing and needed health and safety requirements will be determined per county regulations in the Winter of 2021.

    Map Assessment Windows

    • Fall Window September 7-October 9, 2020
    • Winter Window January 4- February 5, 2021
    • Spring Window May 10- June 11, 2021
    • *summer intervals

    Please contact sites for specific testing dates. Student level data is available in AERIES in the “Testing Section”.

    Contact: Lydia Moore (lmoore@acoe.org) for more information/materials/training resources. 


    California Science Test (CAST)

    The California Department of Education has been developing a new science assessment based on the CA Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System includes federally required science assessments in grades five and eight and once in high school (i.e., grade ten, eleven, or twelve). This science assessment is the new California Science Test (CAST), which is based on the CA NGSS. Student level data is available in AERIES in the “Testing Section”.

    Students enrolled in grade twelve during the 2019–2020 , met the science testing requirement, regardless of whether they submitted a science test, started a science test, or did not attempt to science test, will be identified to take the CAST assessment in the Spring of 2021, due to the state’s suspension of the assessment in the Spring of 2020.

    In addition, the following are those who will be identified as CAST test takers for 2020-21:

    • Students repeating grade twelve during the 2020–2021 are not eligible to take the science assessments
    • Students in grade ten or eleven during the 2019–2020 who submitted a completed science test met the testing requirement.
    • Students who received a parent/guardian exemption from testing, or were not tested due a medical emergency, met the testing requirement.
    • Registered students who did not submit a completed science test, or did not start testing, must be administered one of the science assessments by the time they are enrolled in grade twelve.
     

    CAST Assessment Window 2020-2021

    CAST Summative Tests: April 1, 2021- June 11, 2021 (AOA Jan 21-April 17, 2020)

    • Science (CAST) (grades 8, 11 and 12)

    CAST/CAASPP Practice Tests: (available July 1-June 30)


    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress CAASPP (Smarter Balanced- SBAC)

    All students in grades 3 through 8, and 11 will participate in the 2019 CAASPP (Smarter Balanced Test). The test would include both English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics content areas. These tests are administered entirely online.

    IEP identified students will take the California Alternative Assessment in lieu of the CAASPP or CAA.

    Spring CAA/CAASPP Assessment Window 2021

    CAASPP Summative Tests: March 9, 2021- June 15, 2021 (AOA Jan 21-April 17, 2021)

    • ELA/Math (EAP) (grades 6-8, 11)

    CAASPP Practice Tests: (available July 1-June 30)

    • Website: http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.htm

    Parents have the right to opt of out of state assessments. This request must be signed, dated, and submitted to the school site.