Interim Assessments /Digital Library



Smarter Balanced Universal Tools.pdf

What are the Universal Tools, Designated Tools and Accomodations?

Quick Reference Guide

How to Start a Test Session

CAASPP (presentation 6)

Google Slides Presentation

w/forms for requesting tools access (presented spring 2018)


Accessibility Guide for CAASPP 2017-18

(Using Permissive Mode (pg 64)



Technical Specification and Configuration Guide for CAASPP 2017-18


There are two types of interim assessments:

1. Interim Comprehensive Assessments (ICAs) are built on the same blueprints as the summative assessments. The ICAs include the same item types and formats, including performance tasks, as the summative assessments, and yield results on the same vertical scale. The ICAs yield overall scale scores, overall performance level designations, and claim-level information.

2017–18 Interim Comprehensive Assessment Blueprints

Interim Comprehensive Assessment Blueprints for ELA (PDF)

Interim Comprehensive Assessment Blueprints for Mathematics (PDF)

2. Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) focus on the smaller sets of targets and therefore provide more detailed information for instructional purposes. The IABs yield overall information for each block. A flyer listing all IABs available by grade (PDF) shows the blocks available for grade level English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics.

2017–18 Interim Assessment Block Blueprints

Interim Assessment Block Blueprints for ELA (PDF)

Interim Assessment Block Blueprints for Mathematics (PDF)


Updates: Digital Library has made great strides as of late and the latest updates makes this resource more user friendly than before. You are able to self register as long as you are using your school email address to do so.

Construct Relevant Vocabulary





1 -Create an Interim Assessment Test Session

1 Reporting Interim Assessment TRAINING.docx.pdf

2 - Interim Assessment Hand Score (IF any)

2 Hand Scoring Interim Assessment TRAINING.pdf

3 -Interim Assessment (Scores)

3 Reporting Interim Assessment TRAINING.pdf


  • If there are ANY hand score items on the Interim Assessment you have given, you MUST score them before they will appear in the Reporting System.
  • For ICAs, hand scoring for both the performance task and the computer based test must be completed and submitted in order to produce results in the IA Reporting System.
  • Why IAB's over ICA's? -IAB's are shorter in length. ICA's require Performance Task be handscored to produce results in IA Reporting System, IAB's do not.


Available IAB's for 2017-18 by Grade

Availalble IBA 2017.pdf

Number of Hand Score Items on IAB's- 2017-18

17-18 elasupports.pdf
17-18science field test.pdf
17-18math supports.pdf