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Introduction to the User Guide

This user guide provides guidance on the overall process of the CAASPP interim assessment administration. This user guide supports any LEA personnel who administer the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments, LEA personnel who use the IAHSS to score Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment responses, and staff members who access and use CERS.

Organization of the User Guide

The following bulleted list contains brief descriptions of key concepts discussed in each section of this user guide.

What’s New

Table 1 describes the new features for 2021–22.

Table 1. What’s New

Feature Change
New focused IABs There are 38 new focused IABs that have been released for the 2021–22 school year.
Chat features in the TDS for remote administration This feature allows test administrators to use a [Copy to Clipboard] button for copied text to be pasted into a remote testing dialog box between the administrator and the student.
Enhancements to the Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System

Column headers will remain when scorers scroll down to view available responses.

Date and time are included each time a response is received in the hand scoring system.

Interim assessments for distance learning Interim assessments are available to be administered remotely through the 2021–22 school year.