CAASPP: Accessibility Supports/Tools

CAASPP is California's new system of end-of-year state assessments comprising of the Smarter Balanced computerized assessment, the science field test assessment, and the alternate assessment. 

 

Accessibility Supports for CAASPP Assessments

The California Department of Education recognizes that the validity of assessment results depend on each and every student having the appropriate accessibility support, based on the constructs being measured by a particular assessment.

 

Who can access the supports/tools? Some tools are available to all students, these are accessed by student choice. Other tools and supports are only available to students with a formal plan (Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan).

 

Supports are offered as embedded and non-embedded:

Embedded: supports that are digitally delivered or settings available on the technology platform.
 
Non-embedded: supports that are not part of the technology platform, but are offered locally by the site, at the time of testing.
 

Visual Guides for Accessibility Supports

These subject-specific guides provide a listing of the supports available to students taking the ELA, math, and/or science field tests. 

This video provides an overview of the embedded tools that are available, by default, to all students when taking the Smarter Balanced ELA and math tests.

 

Visit the CAASPP Training Test Site to try out the tools and supports!