Subchapter 3.75. California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (Caaspp). Definitions
For the purposes of these regulations, the Measurement of Academic Performance and Progress assessment system (as established in Education Code section 60640 and known as ?MAPP?) shall be designated the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), and the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) ?Accommodations? means resources documented in a pupil's individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 Plan which the pupil regularly uses in the classroom for instruction and/or assessments(s) and that are either utilized in the assessment environment or consist of changes in procedures or materials that increase equitable access during the assessment. Accommodations cannot fundamentally alter the comparability of scores.
(b) ?Achievement tests? means any summative standardized test that measures the level of performance that a pupil has achieved on state-adopted content standards.
(c) ?Adaptive engine? refers to the mechanism utilized in a computer-adaptive assessment that adiusts the difficulty of grade-level test questions throughout an assessment based on student responses.
(d) ?Alternate assessment? means an assessment as provided in Education Code section 60640(k) and its test materials developed to measure the level of performance for a pupil with disabilities who is unable to take the consortium summative assessment in English language arts and mathematics pursuant to Education Code section 60640(b)(1) or are unable to take an assessment of science pursuant to Education Code section 60640(b)(2), even with resources.
(e) ?Assessment delivery system? means a set of web applications that manage the registration of pupils for tests, the delivery of those tests to the pupils, scoring of test items, integration of item scores into an overall test score, and delivery of scores to the Data Warehouse.
(f) ?Assessment technology platform? means the electronic systems used to display items, accept item responses, store, deliver, score the tests and restrict access to outside sources, as well as report and manage assessment results. Assessment technology includes, but is not limited to, computing devices, testing software applications, network hardware, and other technology required to administer the tests.
(g) ?California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)? is the alternate assessment and its test materials as provided in Education Code section 60640(k) for pupils with significant cognitive disabilities.
(h) ?California Modified Assessment (CMA)? is the alternate assessment and its test materials for science based on modified achievement standards.
(i) ?California Standards Tests (CSTs)? is the assessment and its test materials that measure the degree to which pupils are achieving the state content standards pursuant to Education Code section 60605.
(j) ?Data Warehouse? means a comprehensive storehouse of all Smarter Balanced test registrations and results and a system to generate reports on, or extracts of, that data.
(k) ?Designated supports? are resources which the pupil regularly uses in the classroom for instruction and/or assessment(s) and that are available for use by any pupil for whom the need has been indicated, prior to the assessment administration, by an educator or group of educators or specified in a pupil's IEP or Section 504 Plan.
(l) ?Eligible pupil,? with the exception of subdivisions (1) through (3) below, is any pupil taking an assessment pursuant to Education Code section 60640, who is not exempt from participation in assessments pursuant to Education Code section 60615 or who is not a recently arrived English learner pupil exempt from participating in the English Language Arts assessment pursuant to Education Code section 60640(f)(1).
(1) For the primary language test, an eligible pupil is an English learner with a primary language for which a test is optional pursuant to Education Code section 60640.
(2) For CAPA, an eligible pupil is any pupil in grades 2 through 11, inclusive, who has an IEP that designates the use of the alternate assessment.
(3) For the CMA, an eligible pupil is any pupil in grades 5, 8, or 10, who has an IEP that designates the use of the modified assessment in science.
(m) ?Embedded? means a resource, whether a universal tool, designated support, or accommodation, that is part of the assessment technology platform for the computer-based CAASPP tests.
(n) ?Grade? means the grade in which the pupil is enrolled at the time of testing, as determined by the local educational agency.
(o) ?Individualized aid? means a type of resource that a pupil regularly uses in a classroom for instruction and/or assessment that has not been previously identified as a universal tool, designated support or accommodation. Because an individualized aid has not been previously identified as a universal tool, designated support or accommodation, it may or may not invalidate the measurement of the test(s).
(p) ?Local educational agency (LEA)? means a county office of education, school district, state special school, or direct-funded charter school as described in Education Code section 47651. LEA superintendent, for purposes of these regulations, includes an administrator of a direct-funded charter school.
(q) ?Non-embedded? means a resource, whether a universal tool, designated support, or accommodation, that may be provided by the LEA and is not part of the assessment technology platform for the computer-based CAASPP tests.
(r) ?Nonpublic schools (NPS)? are nonpublic, nonsectarian schools as set forth in Education Code section 56034.
(s) ?Primary language test? means a test as provided in Education Code sections 60640(b) and (c) and its test materials in each primary language for which a test is available for English learners. The primary language test is the Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS).
(t) ?Pupil? refers to a student enrolled in a California public school.
(u) ?Recently arrived English learner? means a pupil designated as an English learner who is in his or her first 12 months of attending a school in the United States as specified in Education Code section 60603(v).
(v) ?Registration system? means the mechanism that provides administrators with the tools to manage users and pupils participating in CAASPP computer-based assessments. The engine uses a role-specific design to restrict access to certain tasks based on the user's designated role as well as manage pupils' default test settings, designated supports, and accommodations.
(w) ?Resource(s)? refers to a universal tool, designated support, accommodation, and/or an individualized aid.
(x) ?Scribe? is an employee of the LEA or a person assigned by an NPS to implement a pupil's IEP who has signed a CAASPP Test Security Affidavit and has received training to transcribe a pupil's responses to the format required by the test. A pupil's parent or guardian is not eligible to be the pupil's scribe.
(y) A ?significant medical emergency? is a significant accident, trauma, or illness (mental or physical) that precludes a pupil from taking the achievement tests. An accident, trauma, or illness is significant if the pupil has been determined by a licensed physician to be unable to participate in the tests.
(z) ?Smarter-Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced)? is the multi-state consortium responsible for the development of the English language arts and mathematics summative assessments administered pursuant to Education Code section 60640(b)(1) and the interim assessments and formative assessment tools administered pursuant to Education Code section 60642.6.
(aa) ?Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS)? are the achievement tests and the test materials that are administered at the option of the LEA as the primary language test as provided in Education Code sections 60640(b) and (c) for pupils whose primary language is Spanish or to pupils enrolled in a dual immersion program that includes Spanish.
(ab) ?Streamlining? means an accommodation on a computer-based assessment that provides an alternate display of an item, stacked into instructions, stimuli, and response choices.
(ac) ?Test examiner? is an employee or contractor of an LEA or an NPS who has signed a CAASPP Test Security Affidavit and has received training to administer the tests. For an alternate assessment, the test examiner must be a certificated or licensed school, district, or county staff member.
(ad) ?Test materials? include, but are not limited to, administration manuals, administrative materials, test booklets, assessment technology platform, practice tests, scratch paper, and test answer documents.
(ae) ?Test proctor? is an employee of an LEA, or a person assigned by an NPS to implement a pupil's IEP or Section 504 Plan, who has signed a CAASPP Test Security Affidavit and has received training designed to prepare him or her to assist the test examiner in the administration of tests.
(af) ?Translator? is a person who has been assigned to translate the test directions into the pupil's primary language pursuant to sections 853.5 and 853.7, who has signed a Test Security Affidavit as identified in section 859(d), and who has received training specifically designed to prepare him or her to assist the test examiner in the administration of the assessments pursuant to Education Code section 60640. A pupil's parent or guardian is not eligible to be the pupil's translator. A translator must be:
(1) an employee of an LEA;
(2) an employee of the NPS; or
(3) a person supervised by an employee of an LEA or an employee of the NPS.
(ag) ?Universal tools? are resources of the CAASPP tests that are available to all pupils.
Education Code 33031
Education Code 60605
Education Code 60640
Education Code 306
Education Code 47605
Education Code 47605.8
Education Code 47651
Education Code 56034
Education Code 60603
Education Code 60604
Education Code 60605
Education Code 60615
Education Code 60640
Education Code 60642.5
Education Code 60642.6
34 C.F.R. 200.1(d)
34 C.F.R. 200.1(e)
34 C.F.R. 200.1(f)
34 C.F.R. 300.160
5 CCR. 11967.6
(Amended by Register 2014, No. 35.)