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Welcome to the California Technical Assistance Center Web Site

This site is for local educational agency (LEA) testing coordinators. The site was developed and is maintained by Educational Testing Service (ETS) under contract with the California Department of Education (CDE). The CDE has contracted with ETS for the sale of California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment, and the Standards-based Tests in Spanish.

For information about the STAR Program, visit the CDE's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) resources Web page at

California TAC News and Reminders
04/08/15Download the price list for purchasable legacy CST, CMA, and STS STAR tests.
08/06/10The District Coordinator Orientation prerecorded Webcast is available for viewing.

California TAC Tip and Suggestion Box

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The California Department of Education and ETS grant permission to California public schools and LEAs to photocopy and reproduce any parts of the testing materials posted on this Web site for use in training testing coordinators and teachers/administrators who administer the California Standards Tests; the California Modified Assessment; the California Alternate Performance Assessment; and the Standards-based Tests in Spanish. No other person or agency is authorized to reproduce or distribute any parts of these publications in any form or by any means or to store the information in any database or retrieval system.