About the C-SAPA Department
The Center for Student Assessment and Program Accountability (C-SAPA) Department is comprised of individuals with extensive experience in assessment development, administration, scoring, reporting, and project management, and data analysis, research, and program evaluation. The C-SAPA team also administers countywide student events such as the Academic Decathlon, History day, and Mock Trial/Moot Court.
What We Do
Experienced Assessment Professionals
Through decades of experience, our multi-disciplinary team is able to make substantial contributions to the development and implementation of any statewide assessment program. From item development to statewide administration, to scoring and reporting, the C-SAPA team is poised to support small and large-scale assessment projects.
Trusted and Valued Partner
Throughout the years, the team has contributed to the success of nearly every California assessment program and is a well-respected partner of the California Department of Education, Educational Testing Service, Educational Data Systems, and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
Proven Leader in Developing Training to Support Statewide Assessment Programs
The C-SAPA team has been developing training to support the administration of California’s assessment programs since 2009. We have developed all training for California’s English proficiency assessments and, more recently, took a primary role in developing training for all educators about the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) program, including the inaugural launch of the statewide California Assessment Conference in 2019.
Relied on to develop communication materials for educators and families, the C-SAPA team produces both written and online resources designed to increase awareness and understanding of California’s comprehensive assessment and accountability systems. Contact us for samples of our work.
Expert Data Analysts
Our team of data, research and program evaluation specialists has extensive expertise in analyzing data on student outcomes. They are well versed in the many public data sources and can help schools and district collect data to determine the effectiveness of educational programs and much more! Current research and program evaluation partnerships are in place between this team and the City of Sacramento and California State University Sacramento.