Get Involved

Get Involved

We need your input! California educators are an essential part of the test development process. Teachers that work closely with our students provide an important perspective that informs and improves the CAASPP and ELPAC. Participating educators will provide vital input in test composition, accessibility, and implementation.

Educator Opportunities

This web page provides information about various opportunities for California educators to get involved in the continuing development and scoring of CAASPP and ELPAC tests.

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This web page provides information about various opportunities for California educators to get involved in the development and administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). This page will be updated often with the latest information about educator opportunities.

Assessment Development Information

Qualifications

The CAASPP and ELPAC Project Team is seeking applications from California educators with related content and instruction experience and expertise.

Participants must be able to attend each meeting they are applying for in its entirety. Meeting hours vary and are mostly held after school.

The minimum qualifications are as follows:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Knowledge of, and at least two years of experience with, the specified content and student population
Note: additional qualifications may be required for specific meetings.

Application Instructions

Applicants must have an Educator Opportunities Portal account to apply. If you do not have an account, please complete the Educator Opportunities Portal Account Creation Form. If you already have an account, navigate directly to the Educator Opportunities Portal to apply.

Once you have applied, your application will be submitted to the California Department of Education for review and approval. If you are selected to participate, you will receive an email with additional meeting details approximately eight weeks prior to the meeting.

Contact Educator Opportunities

If you have questions about the application process or need help accessing your account, please contact the CAASPP and ELPAC Project Team at the Sacramento County Office of Education by phone at 916-228-2682 or email at edopportunities@scoe.net.

Compensation

Local educational agencies (LEAs) will be reimbursed for the cost of a substitute teacher, if needed. Educators will be offered a stipend of $45.00 per hour if the meeting falls during a summer month, after-school hours, or on noncontract days. Before applying, participants should verify with their LEA that, if selected, they are able to attend the applicable meeting. Not applicable to Smarter Balanced educator recruitment. Check with Smarter Balanced directly for compensation information.

Assessment Development Opportunities

The following tables list ETS-led educator opportunities:

Please Note:

  • All meetings are held via Zoom.
  • For security reasons, participants must attend the virtual meetings from a location within the United States.
Meeting Dates Application Closes Meeting Description
Data Review Meeting June 17, 18, and 20, 2024 Application closed Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Item Review Meeting—(grades TBD) January 2025 (TBD) October 2024 Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Item Review Meeting—(grade TBD) March 2025 (TBD) December 2024 Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Data Review Meeting June 2025 (TBD) March 2025 Participants will review data on the performance of items.
Meeting Dates Application Closes Meeting Description
Combined Alternate Assessments Data Review Meeting June 25–27, 2024 Application closed Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
CAAs for ELA and Mathematics Item Review Meeting April 2025 after-school hours (TBD) January 2025 Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Combined Alternate Assessments Data Review Meeting June 2025 (TBD) March 2025 Participants will review data on the performance of performance task items.
Meeting Dates Application Closes Meeting Description
Combined Alternate Assessments Data Review Meeting June 25–27, 2024 Application closed Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
CAA for Science Item Review Meeting February 2025 (TBD) October 2024 Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Combined Alternate Assessments Data Review Meeting June 2025 (TBD) March 2025 Participants will review data on the performance of performance task items.
Meeting Dates Application Closes Meeting Description
CSA Data Review Meeting July 31 and August 1, 2024 (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Application closed Participants will review data on the performance of field test items.
CSA Item Review Meeting

Session A— January/February 2025 (TBD)

Session B— March/April 2025 (TBD)

October 2024 Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
CSA Speaking Range Finding Spring 2025 after-school hours (TBD) January 2025 Participants will score student responses and identify samples of student responses for training purposes.
CSA Data Review Meeting Summer 2025 (TBD) March 2025 Participants will review data on the performance of field test items.
CSA Standard Setting Summer 2025 (TBD) March 2025 Participants will take part in the standard setting process and make threshold-score recommendations.
Meeting Dates Application Closes Meeting Description
ELPAC Item Review Meeting

Five after-school meetings plus independent review

Fall Sessions—October 2, 17 and 30, 2024 (after-school hours)

Spring Sessions—February 13 and 27, 2025 (after-school hours)

July 1, 2024 Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Initial ELPAC Data Review Meeting December 2024 after-school hours (TBD) September 2024 Participants will review data on the performance of field test items.
Summative ELPAC Writing Range Finding March 2025 after-school hours (TBD) November 2024 Participants will score Writing student samples and identify anchor and training responses to be used in the scoring of the written constructed-response field test items.
Summative ELPAC Data Review Meeting May 2025 after-school hours (TBD) February 2025 Participants will review data on the performance of field test items.
Meeting Dates Application Closes Meeting Description
Combined Alternate Assessments Data Review Meeting

Kindergarten to grade 2: June 25, 2024

Grades 3 to 12: June 25–27, 2024

Application closed Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Alternate ELPAC Item Review Meeting April 2025 (TBD) after-school hours November 2024 Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Alternate ELPAC Data Review Meeting—Kindergarten through Grade 2 June 2025 (TBD) March 2025 Participants will review data on the performance of field test items.
Combined Alternate Assessments Data Review Meeting—Grades 3 through 12 June 2025 (TBD) March 2025 Participants will review data on the performance of performance task items.

ETS Scoring Job Opportunities

ETS accepts applications for scorers. This is an excellent opportunity for educators to become more familiar with the new generation of California assessments. Raters will score exams from their home or office using ETS's Online Network for Evaluation (ONE) system, will work under the supervision of an assigned Scoring Leader, and will be required to successfully pass a certification exam prior to scoring. Scoring schedules are flexible and can include 4-, 6- and 8-hour weekday and/or weekend shifts.

Application Instructions and Qualifications

California educators interested in applying can view more information at Online Scoring Opportunities. Educators who meet the following criteria listed are eligible to be raters:

  • Bachelor's degree in any field
  • California educators with a current California teaching credential or employment verification from a California school
  • Charter school teachers who may or may not have a teaching credential
  • Retired educators and other administrative staff with a teaching credential who are currently not classroom Teachers

Questions

Questions about the application or hiring process should be directed to etsrater@ets.org. Current scorers can reach out to ratercertify@ets.org for any scoring related questions.