California Spanish Assessment (CSA)

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California Spanish Assessment (CSA) for Spanish language arts in grades three through eight and high school (optional)

Student Participation: The CSA is an optional language test in Spanish for students who are seeking a measure to recognize their Spanish-specific reading, writing mechanics, and listening skills, regardless of their current enrollment in Spanish instruction.

Content and Format: The CSA is aligned with the CCSS en Español. The SBE adopted the CSA test blueprint in November 2017. The pilot test was administered in fall 2017, the field test was administered in fall 2018, and the first operational CSA was administered in spring 2019. The CSA is a computer-based assessment that has accessibility resources for students. It includes technology-enhanced items.