External Links: Overview

Use the [Links] navigation tab to access external links to CAASPP and ELPAC program resources (figure 1).

Figure 1. External Links Navigation

CAASPP External Links

Figure 2 and table 1 provide information about external links to CAASPP program resources.

Figure 2. CAASPP External Links

Table 1. CAASPP External Links

Name Description
Test Administrator (TA) Interface The TA Interface is used to start and monitor student test sessions for both interim and summative assessments.
Data Entry Interface (DEI) The DEI is used to enter students’ responses or scores for assessments completed on paper.
Completion Status The Completion Status and Roster Management system is the primary means of viewing test status and completion data and managing rosters for students taking CAASPP assessments.
Interim Assessment Viewing System The Interim Assessment Viewing System provides users with access to view interim assessment items for professional development and training purposes. When this link is selected, the system directs the user to the logon page.
Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System The Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System enables users to hand score student responses to any interim assessment items that require hand scoring and to reassign the scoring task.
California Educator Reporting System (CERS) The CERS enables users to access results for the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments. Summative assessment results for CAASPP and ELPAC assessments will be made available in CERS on a transitional basis between fall 2019 and spring 2022. Through the CERS, group administrators can create and manage student groups.
Public Web Reporting (CAASPP) The Public Web Reporting web page provides a place where users can access test results for California’s assessments. This web page also allows for the user to compare test results in many different categories.
Practice and Training Tests The online Practice and Training Tests Portal contains links to online practice and training tests for test administrators, test examiners, parents and guardians, and students.
Tools for Teachers Tools for Teachers is a free online collection of high-quality classroom activities, lessons, and professional development resources that support K–12 educators in their use of formative assessment processes to adjust teaching and improve student learning.
Lexile® & Quantile® Hub In addition to Lexile and Quantile measures, California educators now have free Premium membership access to the Lexile & Quantile Hub. The Hub is an online platform that offers instructional and planning resources, including a career database, book search, text analyzer, academic word lists, math skills database and more. Educators can register for free at the Hub, and starting in January 2021, TOMS users will be able to access the Hub resources seamlessly from within TOMS.
CAASPP website This is the CAASPP website. It hosts many key resources—such as training materials, instructions, forms, external links, important dates, and the most recent CAASPP news—that an LEA needs to administer the CAASPP.

ELPAC External Links

Figure 3 and table 2 provide information about external links to ELPAC program resources.

Figure 3. ELPAC External Links

Table 2. ELPAC External Links

Name Description
Test Administrator (TA) Interface The TA Interface is used to start and monitor student test sessions for both interim and summative assessments.
Data Entry Interface (DEI) The DEI is used to enter students’ responses or scores for assessments completed on paper.
Completion Status The Completion Status and Roster Management system is the primary means of viewing test status and completion data and managing rosters for students taking ELPAC assessments.
Initial ELPAC Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) The THSS enables users to hand score student responses items that require hand scoring as well as reassign the scoring task.
Interim Assessment Viewing System The Interim Assessment Viewing System provides users with access to view interim assessment items for professional development and training purposes. When this link is selected, the system directs the user to the logon page.
Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System The Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System enables users to hand score student responses to interim assessment items that require hand scoring as well as reassign the scoring task.
California Educator Reporting System (CERS) The CERS enables users to access results for the Smarter Balanced interim assessments. Summative assessment results for the CAASPP and ELPAC assessments will be made available in CERS on a transitional basis between fall 2019 and spring 2022. Through the CERS, group administrators can create and manage student groups.
Public Web Reporting (ELPAC) The Public Web Reporting web page provides a place where users can access test results for California’s assessments. This web page also allows for the user to compare test results in many different categories.
Practice and Training Tests The Online Practice and Training Tests web page contains links to online practice and training tests for test administrators, test examiners, and students.
Tools for Teachers Tools for Teachers is a free online collection of high-quality classroom activities, lessons, and professional development resources that support K–12 educators in their use of formative assessment processes to adjust teaching and improve student learning.
Lexile® & Quantile® Hub In addition to Lexile and Quantile measures, California educators now have free Premium membership access to the Lexile & Quantile Hub. The Hub is an online platform that offers instructional and planning resources, including a career database, book search, text analyzer, academic word lists, math skills database and more. Educators can register for free at the Hub, and starting in January 2021, TOMS users will be able to access the Hub resources seamlessly from within TOMS.
ELPAC website The ELPAC website. It hosts key resources—such as training materials, instructions, forms, external links, important dates, and the most recent ELPAC news—that an LEA needs to administer the ELPAC.