Data, Research, and Evaluation (CSAPA)
The Center for Student Assessment and Program Accountability (CSAPA) department is comprised of individuals with extensive experience in assessment development, administration, scoring, reporting, project management, data analysis, research, and program evaluation. The department also administers countywide student events such as the Academic Decathlon, History Day, and Mock Trial/Moot Court.
What CSAPA Offers
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 and statewide administration to scoring and reporting, CSAPA supports small- and large-scale assessment projects.
CSAPA has contributed to the success of nearly every California assessment program over the years. It is a well-respected partner of the California Department of Education, Educational Testing Service, Educational Data Systems, and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
Proven Leadership in Developing Training to Support Statewide Assessment Programs
CSAPA 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, CSAPA 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 data, research, and program evaluation specialists have 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 with the City of Sacramento and California State University Sacramento.