CAASPP

  • CALIFORNIA ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND PROGRESS (CAASPP)

    • Signed into law on October 2, 2013, AB 484 (Bonilla) established the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessment system. The CAASPP system replaces the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program.

      The primary purpose of the CAASPP system is to assist teachers, administrators, and pupils and their parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types. The CAASPP will be implemented over multiple school years by the California Department of Education.

       

    FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR, CAASPP IS COMPRISED OF THE FOLLOWING:

    • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Computer-based Assessments

      • Grades 3-8 and 11,
      • English-language Arts and Mathematics tests, each with
        • Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)* section and
        • Performance Task (PT)** section

      California Science Test (CaST)

      • Grades 5, 8, 11, and 12
      • Assesses Next Generation Science Standards
      • The purpose of the field test is to establish the reliability and validity of items; no student scores will be produced

      California Alternate Assessment (CalAlt)

      • Grades 3-8 and 11,
      • English-language Arts and Mathematics tests
      • Each subject is an adaptive test with three "stopping points":
        • Student Response Check: students establish that they can orient to questions and communicate responses
        • Stage 1: students see items from all 3 cognitive levels of questioning ("router items")
        • Stage 2: students see items from the single (1) most appropriate level of questioning ("non-router items")

      *CAT: Computer Adaptive Test, where the computer presents more/less difficult items based on student response to previous items for a more precise measurement of student achievement 

      **PT: Performance Task, assessment comprised of series of constructed responses and/or essay items related to a single task or topic. 

       

    CAASPP ASSESSMENT BLUEPRINTS