Navigate to Student Data > Test Scores > Test Settings


The Test Settings page will allow schools to enter the embedded and non-embedded test settings (designated supports and accommodations) for the students that need modifications to the CAASPP (Smarter Balanced Online Summative Assessments) and ELPAC assessments. It also allows schools to enter Condition Code records for students that will not take a test because of Parent/Guardian Exemption or Medical Emergency. Schools can also enter records to give special Test Assignments, such as High School Science (CAST) test and the California Spanish Assessment (CSA) test, to certain students or to indicate either alternate assessments or exemptions for ELPAC domains. Once entered, these test settings are used to create the Student Test Settings (Accommodations) export files, the Student Test Assignment export files, and the Condition Codes export file. 


Test Settings page




NOTE:  During testing we discovered that the Masking [NEDS_Masking] had been placed on the CAASPP tab rather than the ELPAC tab. The 12/17/2020 update moved the Masking [NEDS_Masking] to the ELPAC tab and the (Aeries) STS code was updated to reflect the correct test type. Any students that were already coded with this support prior to the 12/17/2020 update should be reviewed and given the correct ELPAC NEDS_Masking code.

This query can be used to list any records that need to be updated: LIST STS IF CD = NEDS.Mask.1

The records can be fixed by selecting the ELPAC.NEDS.Mask1 STS code for the student in the Test Settings List (all) tab:
ELPAC.NEDS.Mask.1 record in Test Settings List tab



There are two Test Settings screens available in Aeries.


The Active Test Settings tab displays all of the currently active accommodations or supports (those records with a Start Date on or before today and either no End Date, or an End Date greater than today) that are using current accommodation and support codes.  This screen can also be used to add, change or close Test Settings records. It cannot be used to delete a Test Settings record.


Test Settings - Active Test Settings tab



NOTE: The Active Test Settings tab is also available as a tab from the Special Education page and from the More Actions button on the 504 Plans page.



The Test Settings List (all) screen displays all Test Settings records including closed records and the records that are using prior year codes. This screen can be used to add, change, close or delete Test Settings records.


Test Settings - Test Settings List tab



The State Testing Export Files screen allows users to create these export files which can then be imported into TOMS (Test Operations Management System) for both CAASPP and ELPAC. 


State Testing Export Files options