The CAASPP Interim Assessments are comprised of two different types of test. The Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA) mirrors the summative assessments in scope and format. ICA tests can be taken up to 3 times in a school year. The Interim Assessment Block (IAB) includes a smaller, focused set of items that measure several assessment targets. IAB tests can be taken many times in a school year.
Since these tests can be taken multiple times in the same school year the Testing Administration dates will be in a YYMMDD format, derived from the date the student took the test.
ICA results usually include the overall subject area scaled score and performance level as well as performance levels for the associated claims. ICA results will produce test records in both the Test Scores (TST) and Content Standard Scores (CST) tables.
The TST.ID for the ICA tests is SBICA, TST.PT of 1 will be the ELA test and 2 will be the Math test:
The CST.ID for the ICA will be either ICAELA or ICAMATH depending upon the test that was taken:
IAB results only include claim performance levels. IAB results will produce a “blank” holding record in the Test Scores (TST) table and scored records in the Content Standard Scores (CST) table.
The TST.ID for the IAB tests is SBIAB, TST.PT of 1 will be the ELA test and 2 will be the Math test:
The CST.ID for the IAB tests is dependent upon the test that was taken:
NOTE: The IAB test parts are derived from the AssessmentGuid field in the Interim Assessment data file. Since the vendor has not provided a mapping of all possible test GUIDs to test parts, it is possible that a new AssessmentGuid value may not be mapped to a test part in Aeries. The Import Test Results process will report any invalid or unknown AssessmentGuid records in the summary email. If the AssessentGuid appears to be valid but cannot be associated with a Part # please contact Aeries Support with the AssessmentGuid so that we can add the mapping into the system.
The TST.ID descriptions for the ICA and IAB tests are imported into the Testing Control (CTL) table during the AdminCS update process. The CST.ID descriptions for the ICA and IAB tests are imported into the Content Standard Names (CSN) table also during the same AdminCS update.
The CAASPP Interim Assessment test results do not include the students’ Perm ID, Student Number or Birth Date. This is important to note when matching records as these would not be good Match Options to select.