Appendix A. Assign TOMS User Roles to Administer Interim Assessments

User roles (with related permissions) for the suite of California assessment systems are created through TOMS. For users who need to manage and administer the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments, refer to the TOMS User Roles for CAASPP in the TOMS User Guide. These user roles govern the access to features within TOMS and other systems, including CERS. Most TOMS user roles include access to the Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers website.

Before assigning any permissions to LEA or school staff, the LEA CAASPP and ELPAC coordinators should read and carefully consider the information provided in the Data Security and Privacy section of this user guide.

Registration of users for the CERS is completed through the TOMS interface. The instructions in this appendix should be used in coordination with the instructions in the TOMS User Guide for creating user accounts to access the Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers website and CERS.

For ELPAC users, if any changes are needed to student test settings in TOMS for interim assessments, reach out to an LEA CAASPP coordinator or a Site CAASPP coordinator.

Refer to the TOMS User Roles for CAASPP and TOMS User Roles for ELPAC articles in the TOMS User Guide for a list of user roles and their responsibilities and abilities.