State Testing Office Hours

Have you ever had questions about how State Testing works for the visually impaired students? Our amazing staff here at the California School for the Blind (CSB) is offering weekly State Testing Office Hours. We can answer questions in regards to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), and California Alternate Assessments (CAA).

SBAC and ELPAC and CAA! Oh my! Introducing Office Hours for state testing questions!

Tune in every Tuesday starting March 15st, 2022 from 3:30PM to 4:15PM on Zoom!

Here's a detailed note from Veronica Gunn, our Curriculum and Outcomes Specialist at CSB:

"Hello all,

I will be holding virtual office hours 3:30-4:15 every Tuesday starting March 15, 2022 to answer questions about state testing. I plan to start with a 5-15 minute presentation with a different topic each week (e.g., important reminders, what's new this year, choosing accommodations and supports, how to navigate the tests with Job Access With Speech (JAWS)); this part will be recorded. Following the presentation, I will stop recording and I will open it up to a Q&A session related to state testing (ELPAC, CAA, SBAC, CAST). If there are particular topics that you would like to see covered, please email me ( your suggestions. Feel free to bring lots of questions or come hang out and listen to other people's questions! Hope to see you there!"

For more details, please see below:

What: 5-15 minute presentation regarding state testing followed by a Q&A session
Who: Anyone who will be administering any of the state tests to students with visual impairments (and/or anyone who finds the topic incredibly interesting) is invited
When: 3:30PM - 4:15PM every Tuesday starting March 15, 2022
Where: Join the Zoom Meeting External link opens in new window or tab.; Meeting ID: 869 5485 5667

Watch the first session here External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 13:59)

Watch the second session here External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 18:20)


Please refer to the links below for resources you can use along with the powerpoints presented during office hours.

CSB Smarter Balance Resources External link opens in new window or tab.