2020–2021 System Enhancements
This page includes planned CAASPP and ELPAC system enhancements and estimated release dates for when these enhancements will be available for local educational agencies (LEAs).
|Release Date||System Enhancement|
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 will be 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. The CERS timeline table shows the schedule for making test results available in CERS.
|Assessment||Data for Administration Year(s)||Data Available (Batched/Daily Feed)|
|Summative assessments for ELA and mathematics||2014–2019||Now available|
|Summative assessments for ELA and mathematics||2019–2020||January 2021|
|Summative assessments for ELA and mathematics||2020–2021||Spring 2021|
|California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and mathematics||2014–2019||Now available|
|CAA for ELA and mathematics||2019–2020||January 2021|
|CAA for ELA and mathematics||2020–2021||Spring 2021|
|California Spanish Assessment (CSA)||2018–2019||Now available|
|California Science Test (CAST)||2018–2019||Now available|
|CAA for Science||2019–2020||N/A|
|CAA for Science||2020–2021||Spring 2022|
|Alternate ELPAC||2020–2021||Spring 2022|