Available Resources for the Individualized Education Program Teams That Support Student Participation in Statewide Testing
The following resources will assist individualized education program (IEP) teams in making informed decisions about student participation in statewide testing, including the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). They offer information about the assignment of accessibility resources that will allow students to demonstrate what they know and are able to do during classroom instruction and on the assessments.
Identifying the Correct Assessment for Students
The first consideration for an IEP team is to evaluate which assessment is most appropriate for the student on the basis of the student’s individual learning needs.
Assessment Fact Sheets
Key information (what, why, who, how, and when) about each assessment program
Alternate Assessment IEP Team Guidance
A detailed description of the alternate assessments and specific guidance to determine whether an alternate assessment is the appropriate assessment for an individual student
Optional document available for LEA use; to be completed by the IEP team designating an alternate assessment as the appropriate assessment for an individual student
Identifying Appropriate Accessibility Resources for Students
After the IEP team has made a decision on the appropriate assessment for each student, the next consideration involves the selection of appropriate accessibility resources on the basis of each individual student’s needs.
Student Accessibility Resources
General information about available accessibility resources, by subject and type of assessment
California Assessment Accessibility Resources Matrix
A California Department of Education (CDE) web page, with information about universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations (embedded and non-embedded)
Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
Guidelines that describe the universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations available for the CAASPP System and the ELPAC
Accessibility Resources for Students Virtual Training Series
A virtual training designed to provide educators with an understanding of the importance of accessibility resources, the categories of accessibility resources, and the process for matching students with appropriate accessibility resources for daily instruction and on assessments
Videos of Accessibility Resources
Short demonstrations of available accessibility resources
The Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) tool, which allows IEP teams to enter individual student’s learning needs and see which accessibility resources may be useful.
Online Practice and Training Tests
Opportunities for students who will participate in the ELPAC assessments to practice with the assigned accessibility resources
ELPAC Practice Tests