Administrations: Overview

Use the administrations screens in TOMS to define or view start and end dates during which CAASPP and ELPAC assessments can be administered for the LEA.

Each assessment has its own set of administration rules. TOMS is programmed to calculate the testing window for each assessment on the basis of the administration year, the first day and last day of school, and a comprehensive list of the noninstructional days.

The CAASPP assessments require the setting up of calendar administrations. While the assignment of each school to an administration is a prerequisite for CAASPP test administration, that is not the case for the ELPAC assessments. Because the use of the Test Administrations feature in TOMS is different for the two assessment programs, this chapter provides information for each program in separate sections: