Form Assignments, Second Scoring, and RSVP

Find information and resources about test forms, second scoring, and Rotating Score Validation Process (RSVP) that are assigned to certain LEAs annually.

Form Assignments

Specific assessments have different test forms, which are separate versions of the tests. Each local educational agencies (LEAs) will be assigned to a form or multiple forms, which determines the appropriate Directions for Administration (DFA) document needed to administer the test.

Second Scoring

Second scoring is the process of having another individual score the same student's rubric-scored items simultaneously, yet independently, from the student's primary Test Examiner (TE). The purpose of second scoring is to establish and document standardized scoring procedures and evaluate the validity of the rubric-scored items.

Every year, a subset of schools will be required to participate in second scoring. Schools will be chosen to participate annually, on a rotating basis.

If a school has been selected to participate in second scoring, the second scorer must have access to the DFA and be present during the entirety of the administration along with the student and primary TE.

If your LEA has been selected to second score for either the CAA for ELA or the Summative Alternate ELPAC but does not have students participating in the assigned assessment, your LEA has met the second scoring requirement.

All second scores must be entered into the Data Entry Interface (DEI) prior to the close of the test administration window. This can be done by the second scorer or designated staff member. An answer recording sheet in the appendices of the DFA can be utilized by the second scorer to record judgments on student responses if scores will be entered into the DEI at a later time.


The Rotating Score Validation Process (RSVP) for the Initial ELPAC helps to produce item statistics for the Initial ELPAC and validates the LEA's scores for that testing period. Approximately 10 percent of LEAs are identified annually to take part in RSVP.