CAASPP and ELPAC: Matching Accessibility Resources to Students' Needs Training Resources
CAASPP and ELPAC email update, December 10, 2020.
Understanding what students know and can do is essential in providing students with the appropriate tools for success, which is why the California assessment programs offer accessibility resources that ensure all students have equal access to assessment. The Matching Accessibility Resources to Students' Needs virtual training that was held in October focused on understanding 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.
What follows are some of the resources available to LEA coordinators, LEA staff, parents/guardians, and students to aid in understanding the accessibility resources that are available:
- The Matching Accessibility Resources to Student Needs Virtual Training recording is linked on the 2020–21 Training Opportunities web page. Training materials can be accessed on Padlet .
- For a demonstration on how to use the new 2020–2021 Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) Tool , view the How to Use the Online ISAAP Tool video.
- For more information on the importance of implementing accessibility resources for students in the classroom, view the Importance of Implementing CAASPP and ELPAC Accessibility Resources: Voices from Educators video.
- There is a series of demonstration videos available on the Embedded Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations Video Tutorials web page. These video tutorials show how students can use various accessibility resources during CAASPP and ELPAC test administration.
- Finally, to view an example of how to assign accessibility resources to students, access the Assigning Test Settings in the Test Administrator Interface for the Initial ELPAC video. Practice assigning resources and then give students an opportunity to try out the assigned accessibility resources by accessing a practice or training test.
LEA coordinators should direct questions about available accessibility-related training and videos or the 2020–21 CAASPP and ELPAC administrations to CalTAC, by phone at 800-955-2954 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. LEA staff should direct questions to the LEA coordinator.