Accessibility Resources

All CAASPP and ELPAC tests, including alternate assessments, provide a wide range of resources to ensure that tests meet the needs of all students. To learn about why accessibility resources are so important, watch the Importance of Implementing CAASPP and ELPAC Accessibility Resources: Voices from Educators (08:31) video.

Link Description
California Assessment Accessibility Resources Matrix Find information about all accessibility resources available for the CAASPP and ELPAC.
CDE Student Accessibility Resources and Accessibility Graphics Find additional information about accessibility resources for the CAASPP and ELPAC, and also contains useful graphics for each assessment that display available accessibility resources in an easy-to-understand format.
Accessibility Resource Demonstration Videos Watch demonstration videos for select accessibility resources that display functionality from the perspective of the student testing interface.
Accessibility Resources Asynchronous Training for Educators Participate in this asynchronous training—available year-round—that is designed to help educators learn about matching resources to students and using resources in daily instruction.

Types of Student Accessibility Resources

  • Universal tools are available to all students on the basis of student preference and selection.
  • Designated supports are available to all students when determined for use by an educator or team of educators (with parent/guardian and student input, as appropriate) or specified in the student's individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 plan.
  • Accommodations must be permitted to all eligible students taking CAASPP and ELPAC tests if specified in the student's IEP or Section 504 plan.
  • Unlisted resources are not universal tools, designated supports, or accommodations. Unlisted resources shall be made available if specified in the eligible student's IEP or Section 504 plan and only with approval from the California Department of Education (CDE).

How to Assign Accessibility Resources

Coordinators

In the Test Operations Management System (TOMS), accessibility resources are called test settings. Test settings for summative assessments can be applied by local educational agency (LEA) coordinators or site-level coordinators in TOMS.

LEA and site coordinators can use the following videos to learn how to assign student test settings and request unlisted resources.

Coordinators can also find more information about test settings in the Students chapter of the TOMS User Guide and in the CAASPP and ELPAC Accessibility Guide.

Educators

Students’ preset test settings from TOMS will be present in the TA Interface for summative assessments as well as all interim assessments. In addition, educators can temporarily assign test settings in the TA Interface for a specific interim assessment, but they will be set only for the administration of that specific test. Refer to the CAASPP and ELPAC Interim Assessments web page for more information about administering interim assessments.

If a student should be assigned a test setting for summative assessments, educators should communicate with their LEA or site coordinator to assign it in TOMS.

Accessibility Resource Tools and Instructions

Printable Resources for Use with Students

Keyboard Commands for Students Multiplication Table 100s Number Table CAST Grade Eight Reference Sheet—English CAST High School Reference Sheet—English CAST Grade Eight Reference Sheet—Spanish CAST High School Reference Sheet—Spanish
CAST Periodic Table of the Elements for Grade Eight and High School—English

This printable periodic table is not fully accessible because it is meant for printing only. It is intended for classroom use and closely resembles the fully accessible online periodic table available in the summative CAST and training and practice tests.

CAST Periodic Table of the Elements for Grade Eight and High School—Spanish

This printable periodic table is not fully accessible because it is meant for printing only. It is intended for classroom use and closely resembles the fully accessible online periodic table available in the summative CAST and training and practice tests.