System Enhancements Archive

This page includes CAASPP and ELPAC system enhancements that have been implemented.

Planned System Enhancements

Release Date System Enhancement

January 6, 2021

Online Reporting System (ORS)

The Online Reporting System (ORS) retired in January 2021. Users lost access to ORS on January 6, 2021, and ORS was retired as a system during the January system downtime. On January 12, 2021, historical and future summative test results will only be available in the California Educator Reporting System (CERS).

May 28, 2020–September 30, 2020

Tools for Teachers

On May 28, 2020, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium decommissioned the Digital Library to prepare for the launch of Tools for Teachers, which became available for preview on June 16, 2020. Tools for Teachers is an online collection of resources that supports K–12 teachers in their use of the formative assessment process to adjust teaching for improving student learning. To learn more, visit the Tools for Teachers Resources web page.

Additional resources and features are available for the official grand opening, scheduled for September 30, 2020.

2019–2020 Administration through the 2021–2022 Administration

California Educator Reporting System

The Interim Assessment Reporting System and the Online Reporting System (ORS) make up the foundation of the new California Educator Reporting System (CERS). Over the next couple of years, as more summative test results are made available in CERS, it will become the one-stop shop for interim and summative assessment results for all CAASPP and ELPAC assessments, as the ORS will eventually be retired.

CERS will include results for all assessments, which makes reporting more accessible to all educators.


Single Sign-on

We are implementing a single sign-on that will allow CAASPP and ELPAC system users to use a single username and password to access the following systems:

  • Test Operations Management System (TOMS)
  • Test Administrator Interface
  • Interim Assessment Viewing System
  • Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System
  • Interim Assessment Reporting System (California Educator Reporting System)
  • Online Reporting System (ORS)
  • Completion Status and Roster Management
  • Digital Library
  • Data Entry Interface (DEI)
  • Practice and Training Tests

Single sign-on will provide all CAASPP and ELPAC TOMS users access to the Digital Library for all ELPAC and CAASPP TOMS users. Access to other systems will continue to be role-based. Once logged into TOMS, users can toggle between the systems they have access to by selecting the Links tab.


Reporting System Sandbox

The Interim Assessment Reporting System (California Educator Reporting System) has a new resource called the Reporting System Sandbox external icon. This training tool, developed by Smarter Balanced to help educators become familiar with the features and functions of the reporting system in a nonsecure environment, features virtually the same functions as the reporting system, but uses practice test items and fictitious student data. It can be used individually or in a group training environment. Because the Sandbox does not contain any secure information, no logon credentials are needed to access it. Users simply go to the Reporting System Sandbox external icon and select a role, such as teacher, school administrator, or district administrator, to enter the Sandbox and view it from the perspective of that role. Users also can access the tool through the CAASPP Portal Interim Assessment Administration Resources external icon web page.

2019–2020 Administration

The ELPAC Test Operations Management System (TOMS) and CAASPP TOMS will be integrated into a new and improved system, called MyTOMS. MyTOMS will include features such as:

  • A user-friendly dashboard displaying information about test eligibility, testing windows, testing status, and student demographic information
  • Page instructions that provide helpful instructions on how to complete the functions within MyTOMS
  • A new notification center with easy access to important announcements
  • Additional flexibility of access to testing programs and user roles for users with multiple roles
  • A streamlined interface that uses graphics for improved navigation to functions and reports

07/08/19—ELPAC functions available in MyTOMS (View the ELPAC MyTOMS Screen Mockups web document to preview the new interface.)

09/03/19—CAASPP functions available in MyTOMS (View the CAASPP MyTOMS Screen Mockupsexternal icon web document to preview the new interface.)