IABs and FIABs in the CAASPP System
Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) and Focused Interim Assessment Blocks (FIABs) measure what students know and can do within a small range of the Common Core State Standards in ELA and Math. They are available for Grades 3-8 & High School.
1. Ideas for Administration of IABs and FIABs
- AAO Video: Using the IABs & FIABs as a Learning Tool
- Ideas for Use of Math IABs & Alignment to SFUSD Curriculum
- How to Preview an IAB in the CAASPP system
- Teacher Tool: IAB Note-Taking Guide
- NEW** for 2024 CAST Science IABs California Science Test Interim Assessments Blueprint
- Guidance from the California Department of Education: (updated October 2023)
2. Prepare to Administer
- Request session tickets (student log-in information) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Practice logging into the CAASPP system, setting up a test session, and creating a session ID.
- Students log in to the CA Secure Browser v9.0 and join a test session by entering session ID.
- Become familiar with Accessibility Considerations. General Education students and English Language Learners can be assigned Designated Supports for any IAB. Students with IEPs can be assigned both Designated Supports and Accommodations as described in this Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations Student Accessibility Reference Tool. Supports active on the SEIS system for students with IEPs will automatically load to any IAB. Currently assigned supports for students with IEPs can be found on the SBA Test Settings Report.
Consider having students work and reflect on the interim assessments with a partner as a learning experience. View the Ideas for Administration video above, see the Ideas for Optional Use of Math IABs, or review Oakland Unified School District's shared Math IAB Administration Lesson Plan that includes reflection and partner work, for Grades 3-5 and 6-8/HS.
3. How to Administer
5. Access Results
Access Results in CAASPP: Results are comprehensive and can be viewed in several different configurations
This page was last updated on February 13, 2024