CAASPP is California's new system of end-of-year state assessments comprised of the Smarter Balanced computerized assessment, the science pilot assessments, and the alternate assessment.
The California Department of Education recognizes 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 assessments.
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 school, at the time of testing.