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New or Updated Features of TOMS: Overview

Welcome to the 2021–22 CAASPP and ELPAC TOMS User Guide. The chapter menu is on the left side of the screen, with the in-chapter sections listed on the right. The TOMS User Guide is accessible on a desktop web browser, tablet, or smartphone. The sections that follow describe some of the changes for the current CAASPP and ELPAC administrations. The newest changes are listed first.

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Features Added April 2022

Select a link for details about the new features added to the TOMS User Interface for April 2022.

Missing Primary LEA Coordinator Message

View & Track Orders Filter Added

Student Score Report PDF Download

SIS Vendor Credentialing

Missing Primary LEA Coordinator Message

The "No Primary LEA coordinator designated" message is now displayed in the “General Information” section of the MyTOMS at a Glance screen when no assignment of a primary LEA coordinator has been made. See MyTOMS at a Glance: Overview for details.

View & Track Orders Filter Added

The “Order Date (From)” and “Order Date (To)” fields are available to filter for orders entered during a specific date range in the “Search for Orders” section of the View & Track Orders screen. See View and Track Orders: Overview for details.

Student Score Report PDF Download

Starting in April 2022 the multiple download feature of the Student Score Report PDFs report can be used to obtain the SSRs of up to 10 students who are currently enrolled in the LEA. See CAASPP Student Score Report PDFs or ELPAC Student Score Report PDFs for details.

SIS Vendor Credentialing

The SIS Vendor Credentialing screen has been simplified to remove the Parent or Student Portal Vendor(s) section. See SIS Vendor Credentialing Overview for details.

Features Added January 2021

Select a link for details about the new features added to the TOMS User Interface in January 2021.

Add, Update, or Remove an Organization’s Contacts

Designate Primary User Alert for Superintendents

Unlisted Resources

Add, Update, or Remove an Organization’s Contacts

While the process by which the Primary LEA Coordinator is assigned is not new for the 2021–22 test administration, it should be noted that starting in January 2022 this function is also available for LEA Coordinators. See Organization Profile—Contact Type for details.

Designate Primary User Alert for Superintendents

Starting in January 2022, Superintendents are alerted via a popup message when the Primary Coordinator has not been assigned. The popup continues to be displayed until the Primary Coordinator has been assigned. See Designate Users—Primary Coordinator Designation(s) Missing for details about this new alert for Superintendents.

Unlisted Resources

Starting in January 2022, the [Unlisted Resources] tab of the Student’s Profile has been improved to allow the requestor to upload supporting documents to the request as well as to enter notes to communicate with the reviewer. See Student Profile—Unlisted Resources: Overview for details.

Features Added September 2021

Select a link for details about the new features added to the TOMS User Interface in September 2021.

California Educator Reporting System

STAIRS

SIS Vendor Credentialing—Lexile/Quantile Student Score Reports

Student Score Data File

Remote Testing

California Educator Reporting System

While the California Educator Reporting System (CERS) is not new for the 2021–22 test administration, it should be noted that this is the only reporting system being used during this current test administration, as ORS was retired in December 2020.

The Smarter Balanced Writing Extended Response results are now available in CERS.

STAIRS

The Security and Test Administration Incident Reporting System (STAIRS) has been updated to allow coordinators to report incidents in both remote testing and with second scoring for the CAA for ELA and Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test.

SIS Vendor Credentialing—Lexile/Quantile Student Score Reports

LEA coordinators can use the SIS Vendor Credentialing screen to establish credentials for their SIS vendors or their parent or student portal vendors to access electronic SSRs and Lexile/Quantile Measures Reports (if the SIS vendor has configured the API specifications).

Student Score Data File

The Student Data Extract Report is now called the Student Score Data File. This report is available for both CAASPP and ELPAC as an EXCEL file. The CAASPP version of the Student Score Data File also will include the Lexile and Quantile scores.

Remote Testing

Remote testing is currently planned as an alternate means of summative testing for the spring summative assessments. Details regarding remote testing will be communicated to LEAs prior to January 2022. A chapter on setting up an LEA for remote testing will be published in this user guide at that time. Directions for test administrators and test examiners will be published in the Test Administration Manual for each testing program.

Remote testing is not available for any alternate assessments.

For testing the Initial ELPAC and Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments remotely, please view the Initial ELPAC Online Test Administration Manual or the Interim Assessment User Guide.

The California Department of Education grants permission to California public schools and LEAs to print and reproduce any parts of the TOMS User Guide to aid California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) test site coordinators, test administrators, and test examiners for training or using TOMS. No other person or agency is authorized to reproduce, print, or distribute any parts of this publication in any form or by any means or to store the information in any database or retrieval system.