The Test Settings form 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, and the 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 file, the Student Test Assignment export file, and the Condition Codes export file.
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.
There are two Test Settings screens available in Aeries.
The Active Test Settings screen 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.
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.