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Official Seal of the California Department of Education

Form

CAASPP 2021–22
California Alternate Assessments
1.0 Percent Threshold Justification

Assessment Development and Administration Division

All local educational agencies (LEAs) must submit this survey form regardless of whether they have students who are identified to take the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for the 2021–22 school year.

When completing this form, the LEA is to do so as the district of residence (district of accountability). For example, some LEA programs are composed of students from that LEA as well as students who have a different district of residence.

This form must be submitted no later than
Monday, November 15, 2021. Answers to all questions are required. After completing and before submitting the form, you will be able to print a copy for your records.
The results of this survey will be made available as part of the annual release of statewide assessment results on the California Department of Education (CDE) California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Public Reporting website. If you have any questions about this survey or the CAA 1.0 Percent Threshold Justification Form, please contact the CAASPP Office by phone at 916-445-8765 or by email at caaspp@cde.ca.gov.

LEA Information

  
  
 Is your LEA a direct-funded charter? (Direct-funded charter schools report data independently to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System [CALPADS] and California Basic Educational Data System [CBEDS] and function as LEAs.)

Student Population

Participation Information – Please provide the requested information on the number of students you anticipate assessing in the 2021–22 school year below:

A. The total number of students enrolled in the specified grades for each of the following: English language arts, mathematics, and science.
B. The number of students who will be assessed in the specified grades for each of the following: CAAs for English language arts, mathematics, and science.
C. The percent of students in the LEA who will be assessed in the specified grades in each of the following: CAAs for English language arts, mathematics, and science. [(B / A) x 100 = C (round to the nearest tenth)]
 A. Total number of students enrolled in specified grades below -- this number will be used as the denominator. (Enter zero if none):
  
  
  
 B. Number of students who will be assessed with CAA in grades specified below -- this number will be used as the numerator. (Enter zero if none):
  
  
  
 C. Percent of students who will be assessed with CAA in grades specified below -- [(B / A) x 100 = C. Round to the nearest tenth, e.g. "0.4"]. (Enter zero if none.):
  
  
  
 Does the LEA expect to exceed the 1.0 percent threshold in the 2021–22 school year based on the number of students identified to take the CAAs in one or more content areas?
 Please provide additional information if your LEA expects to exceed the 1.0 percent threshold in the 2021–22 school year.
 

Submitter Information (LEA CAASPP Coordinator)

  
  
  
  

Certification

By submitting this document, the LEA certifies that students identified to take the CAAs meet the criteria below (Code of Federal Regulations Section 200.6) for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities enrolled in this LEA.
 All students identified for alternate assessment within the LEA have been determined to be the most significantly cognitively impaired, including factors related to cognitive functioning and adaptive behavior.
 All students identified for alternate assessment have been shown to require extensive, direct individualized instruction and substantial supports to achieve measurable gains on the challenging state alternate academic achievement content standards for the grade in which the student is enrolled.
 Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities are not identified solely on the basis of the student’s previous low academic achievement or the student’s previous need for accommodations to participate in general state or districtwide assessments.
 

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