The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System provides a full range of assessment supports for all students, including those who are English learners and students with disabilities. These supports ensure that the assessments meet the needs of all students.
California Assessment Accessibility Matrix
The California Department of Education's Assessment Accessibility Resource Matrix displays the universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations (embedded and non-embedded) allowed as a part of the CAASPP System.
Universal tools are available to all students on the basis of student preference and selection (not shown in these tables).
Designated supports (DS) are available to all students when determined for use by an educator or team of educators (with parent/guardian and student input, as appropriate) or specified in the student’s individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 plan (not shown in these tables).
Accommodations (ACC) must be permitted on CAASPP tests to all eligible students if specified in the student’s IEP or Section 504 plan. These tables only include students that had an IEP and received a valid score on the assessment.
Accessibility Resource Graphics: One-page visual overview of available universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations by subject area.