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Subchapter 3.75. California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (Caaspp). Article 2. Achievement Tests and Any Primary Language Test. Testing Period.   

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(a)(1) For the 2013-14 school year, each LEA shall administer the Smarter Balanced field tests for ELA and mathematics in the manner prescribed by the CDE pursuant to the authority granted by Education Code section 60640(f)(2).

(2) For the 2013-14 school year, the CST and CMA for science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and CAPA for ELA and mathematics in grades 2 through 11 and science in grades 5, 8, and 10, shall be administered to each pupil during a testing window of 25 instructional days that includes 12 instructional days before and after completion of 85 percent of the school's, track's, or program's instructional days. Testing for all pupils, including makeup testing, is to be completed within this 25 instructional day window. If an LEA elects to administer the primary language test, it shall do so during this same testing window.

(b) Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, the CAASPP tests pursuant to Education Code sections 60640(b) shall be administered to each pupil during the following testing windows:

(1) Unless otherwise stated in these regulations, the testing window shall not begin until at least 66 percent of a school's annual instructional days have been completed, and testing may continue up to and including the last day of instruction for the regular school calendar. For a 180-day school year, 66 percent of a school year occurs after the 120th instructional day. This allows for a 12-week window for testing.

(2) For the grade 11 Smarter Balanced assessments and CAASPP tests administered after January 2015, the testing window shall not begin until at least 80 percent of a school's annual instructional days have been completed, and testing may continue up to and including the last day of instruction for the regular school calendar. For a 180-day school year, 80 percent of a school year occurs after the 144th instructional day. This allows for a 7-week window for testing.

(3) The CST and CMA for science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and CAPA, or its successor alternate assessment, for ELA and mathematics in grades 2 through 11 and science in grades 5, 8, and 10 shall be administered to each pupil during a testing window of 25 instructional days that includes 12 instructional days before and after completion of 85 percent of the school's, track's, or program's instructional days unless the SBE makes a determination by the close of its September 2014 regular meeting that these tests shall be administered during the window defined in subdivision (b)(1) above. If an LEA elects to administer the primary language test, it shall do so during the same window.

(c) The CDE, with the approval of the SBE President or designee, may require LEAs to more fully utilize the testing window and may also limit the usage of the interim assessments in instances where the CDE determines that it is necessary to do so to ensure that the capacity of the California K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN) is not exceeded.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 60605

Education Code 60640

Reference:

Education Code 60605

Education Code 60640

Education Code 60641

Education Code 60642.5

(Amended by Register 2014, No. 35.)