Test Administration Trainings and Tutorials

This web page lists online trainings and certifications for administering the CAASPP and ELPAC. To view additional, optional training opportunities on a variety of topics, visit the Upcoming and On-Demand Trainings web page.

Link Description
Moodle Training Site Moodle securely hosts several trainings, modules, and resources for test administration.
Administration and Scoring Training Site The Administration and Scoring Training (AST) Site allows LEA Coordinators to access Enrollment Keys for Moodle, request Moodle reporting access, and download the Moodle User template.

Access Codes and Enrollment Keys

LEA coordinators are emailed an access code for the Administration Scoring and Training Site. Once on the site, enter your access code and select a program to acquire the Moodle enrollment keys for your LEA.

LEA coordinators can then distribute enrollment keys to any staff that need access to courses on the Moodle Training Site.

Additional Support

For questions about accessing and using Moodle, contact the Sacramento County Office of Education at moodlesupport@scoe.net. This mailbox is monitored Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please allow 24 hours to receive a response to your inquiry and 48 hours to process Moodle template requests.

Training and Tutorial Information

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CAASPP

To prepare for the CAASPP, test administrators and test examiners can complete the following tutorials. LEA CAASPP Coordinators do not need to complete certification but must ensure that educators have received the appropriate training to administer the CAASPP.

Assessment Required/Optional Moodle Course Name
Smarter Balanced for ELA and mathematics Optional (based on local training options) CAASPP Test Administrator Tutorial
CAST Optional (based on local training options) CAASPP Test Administrator Tutorial
CSA Optional (based on local training options) CAASPP Test Administrator Tutorial
CAAs for ELA, mathematics, and science

Required

Deadline: prior to testing

CAA Test Examiner Tutorial

The CAASPP Test Administrator Tutorial is estimated to take approximately two hours to complete.

The CAASPP Test Administrator Tutorial is designed to prepare test administrators to administer the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics, the California Science Test (CAST), and the California Spanish Assessment (CSA). This tutorial is optional and may be used in addition to the LEA's local training.

LEA CAASPP coordinators can access the Test Administration Tutorial course on the Moodle Training Site and track staff completion of the course. Moodle provides participants with an online Certificate of Completion after a participant answers the Checks for Understanding questions correctly.

The following resources are available for LEA CAASPP coordinators and site CAASPP coordinators:

The CAA Test Examiner Tutorial became is estimated to take approximately one and a half hours to complete.

There are three sections of the CAA Test Examiner Tutorial—General Requirements, CAA for Science, and CAAs for ELA and Mathematics.

Participants should log on to the Moodle Training Site and use their assigned enrollment key to access the tutorial. Participants must view the "What's New and Basics" video in the General Requirements section and answer all Check for Understanding questions correctly.

After successfully completing the General Requirements section of the tutorial, participants must complete all Check for Understanding questions correctly in the CAA for Science section to receive a CAA for Science Certificate of Completion or in the CAAs for ELA and Mathematics section to receive a CAAs for ELA and Mathematics Certificate of Completion.

All videos in the tutorial, except the "What's New and Basics" video, are recommended but not required for certification.

Training and Tutorial Information

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ELPAC

To prepare for the ELPAC, LEA ELPAC coordinators and test examiners must complete Administration and Scoring Training (AST) requirements.

ELPAC ASTs are required for LEAs that have eligible students. Due dates are set to ensure that test examiners can be trained prior to testing.

LEAs who will not train their own test examiners can enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a neighboring LEA that has agreed to train test examiners to administer the Initial ELPAC or Initial Alternate ELPAC, or administer tests to eligible students if needed. LEAs should send an email to elpac@scoe.net to confirm the MOU with the neighboring LEA. The MOU should also confirm that the neighboring LEA has completed required training.

Assessment LEA Coordinators (Certification) Test Examiners (Calibration or Certification)
Initial ELPAC

For 2024–25, all coordinators must certify.

Deadline: August 2, 2024

Test examiners must complete calibration annually.

Deadline: prior to testing

Summative ELPAC

All coordinators must certify annually.

Deadline: December 8, 2024

Test examiners must complete calibration annually.

Deadline: prior to testing

Initial Alternate ELPAC

Coordinators (with eligible students) must certify or verify previous certification.

Deadline: August 2, 2024

Trained test examiners do not need to certify again. New test examiners must certify.

Deadline: prior to testing

Summative Alternate ELPAC

Coordinators (with eligible students) must certify annually.

Deadline: December 15, 2024

Test examiners (with eligible students) must certify annually.

Deadline: prior to testing

The 2024–25 Initial ELPAC AST became available on April 22, 2024, and is available in the Moodle Training Site (Moodle).

LEA Coordinators

LEA ELPAC Coordinators must complete the Initial ELPAC LEA Certification course in Moodle by August 2, 2024. Certification is estimated to take approximately two hours.

The LEA ELPAC coordinator, or their designee, is responsible for overseeing test examiners' calibration progress and completion.

Test Examiners

Test examiners must complete the Test Examiner Training and Calibration course in Moodle before administering tests.

For the Initial ELPAC, new and experienced test examiners must calibrate annually; a certificate of calibration is available upon successful completion. The test examiner should email this certificate to the LEA coordinator, or the LEA can track completion online in Moodle.

Test Examiner Training Time

Time estimates vary by grade level, number of domain certificates and experience. Test examiners need to calibrate only for the grade levels and domains they are administering and scoring.

  • K–2 Speaking and Writing: 2–3 hours
  • Grades 3–12 Speaking: 2 hours
  • Grades 3–12 Writing: 2 hours
Initial ELPAC AST Question & Answer Session

The Initial ELPAC AST Overview and Q&A session was held on May 7, 2024, for LEA ELPAC coordinators and lead trainers and recordings are available in Moodle in the 2024–25 Initial ELPAC K–12 LEA Certification and 2024–25 Initial ELPAC Grades 6–12 LEA Certification courses.

Register now for the Initial ELPAC AST Overview and Q&A Session.

The 2023–24 Summative ELPAC AST became available on October 16, 2023.

LEA Coordinators

The 2023–24 Summative ELPAC AST became available on October 16, 2023. LEA ELPAC Coordinators must complete the Summative ELPAC LEA Certification course in Moodle by December 8, 2024. Certification is estimated to take approximately two and a half hours.

The LEA ELPAC coordinator, or their designee, is responsible for overseeing test examiners' calibration progress and completion.

Test Examiners

Test examiners must complete the Test Examiner Training and Calibration course in Moodle before administering tests.

For the Summative ELPAC, new and experienced test examiners must calibrate annually; a certificate of calibration is available upon successful completion. The test examiner should email this certificate to the LEA coordinator, or the LEA can track completion online in Moodle.

Test Examiner Training Time

Time estimates vary by grade level, number of domain certificates and experience. Test examiners need to calibrate only for the grade spans they are administering and scoring.

  • K–2: 1–2 hours
  • Grades 3–5: 1–1.5 hours
  • Grades 6–8: 1–1.5 hours
  • Grades 9–12: 1.5–2 hours

The 2024–25 Initial Alternate ELPAC AST became available on May 8, 2024, and is available in the Moodle Training Site (Moodle).

LEA Coordinators

LEA ELPAC Coordinators must complete the Initial Alternate ELPAC LEA Certification course, or verify previous certification, in Moodle by August 2, 2024 . Certification is estimated to take approximately 30 minutes. LEA ELPAC Coordinators must also complete the latest Summative Alternate ELPAC LEA Certification course in order to complete certification for the alternate ELPAC.

If the LEA does not have students eligible for the Initial Alternate ELPAC, certification and training is not required. The LEA ELPAC coordinator, or their designee, is responsible for overseeing test examiners’ calibration progress and completion.

Test Examiners

Test examiners must complete the latest version of the Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification course in Moodle before administering tests. Note that this course is updated annually on November 1. When the new course is released, test examiners must retake the course to administer either the Initial Alternate ELPAC or the Summative Alternate ELPAC.

For the Initial Alternate ELPAC, new and experienced test examiners must certify annually; a certificate is available upon successful completion. The test examiner should email this certificate to the LEA coordinator, or the LEA can track completion online in Moodle.

Test Examiner Training Time

Training times assume all optional videos are completed and the videos are watched at standard speed. Time estimates vary by experience.

  • Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification: 2 hours, 15 minutes

The 2023–24 Summative Alternate ELPAC AST became available on November 1, 2023.

LEA Coordinators

LEA ELPAC Coordinators must complete the Summative Alternate ELPAC LEA Certification course in Moodle by December 15, 2023. Certification is estimated to take approximately 2.5 hours. If the LEA does not have students eligible for the Summative Alternate ELPAC, certification and training is not required.

The LEA ELPAC coordinator, or their designee, is responsible for overseeing test examiners' calibration progress and completion.

Test Examiners

Test examiners must complete the Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification course in Moodle before administering tests. Note that this course is updated annually on November 1. When the new course is released, test examiners must retake the course to administer either the Initial Alternate ELPAC or the Summative Alternate ELPAC.

For the Summative Alternate ELPAC, new and experienced test examiners must certify annually; a certificate is available upon successful completion. The test examiner should email this certificate to the LEA coordinator, or the LEA can track completion online in Moodle.

Test Examiner Training Time

Training times assume all optional videos are completed and the videos are watched at standard speed. Time estimates vary by experience.

  • Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification: 2 hours, 15 minutes