2020–21 Training Opportunities

On behalf of the California Department of Education, Educational Testing Service and the Sacramento County Office of Education host a variety of workshops and professional development opportunities each year. Trainings are held at various locations throughout California and several trainings are also broadcast as live-streamed webinars. Training opportunities are available for both CAASPP and ELPAC coordinators as well as Classroom Educators.

In light of the measures being taken nationwide to slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as well as the shelter-in-place mandates in effect across California, all trainings will be delivered virtually through June 2021. Trainings at a county office of education (COE) may be offered in-person at the discretion of the COE. Many of these trainings will be recorded and archived on this web page.

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June 2020: New ELPAC Coordinator Training

July 2020: New CAASPP Coordinator Welcome Webinar

July 2020: New Coordinator Webinar #1

August 2020: Virtual Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting

September 2020: Tools for Teachers Shared Practices Webinar

September 2020: Preparing Technology for Online Testing/Remote Testing Webcast

September 2020: California Alternate Assessments One Percent Webinar

September 2020: Using Interim Assessments During Distance Learning Webinar

September 2020: New CAASPP Coordinator Training

September 2020: New Coordinator Webinar #2

September/October 2020: Matching Accessibility Resources to Student Needs Virtual Training

September/October 2020: Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series

October 2020: ELPAC Coffee Chat

October 2020: New Coordinator Webinar #3

October 2020: Virtual California Assessment Conference

October 2020: CAASPP Using Assessment Data for Decision Making (formerly known as The Results Are In)

November 2020: CDE Assessment Update Webinar

November 2020: New ELPAC Coordinator Training

December 2020: New CAASPP Coordinator Training

December 2020/January 2021: CAASPP and ELPAC Pretest Workshop

December 2020/February 2021: ELPAC The Results Are In—Now What?

December 2020/April 2021: Interim Assessment Hand Scoring Workshops for Teachers

January 2021: CDE Assessment Update Webinar

February 2021: CAASPP and ELPAC Video Student Score Reports Webcast

February 2021: New Coordinator Webinar #4

March 2021: CDE Assessment Update Webinar

April 2021: New Coordinator Webinar #5

May 2021: CAASPP and ELPAC Post-Test Webcast