California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
About the CAASPP:
The CAASPP system consists of the following assessments:
- Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics
- California Alternate Assessments for ELA, mathematics, and science
- California Science Test (CAST)
- California Spanish Assessment (CSA)
- Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments
Who takes the CAASPP?
Students in grades 3-8, 11 take the SBAC/CAA ELA and math. Students in grades 5, 8, HS take the CAST/CAA Science.
Why do students take these tests?
The results will identify where your child is doing well or needs more help, so you can better support their learning at home and teachers can better support their learning in the classroom.
How do students take these tests?
These tests are taken on a computer which allows your child to interact with questions in a variety of ways. For example, in math, your child might be asked to drag and drop things from one place on the screen to another or draw a graph to solve a problem.
How can I help my child?
- Remind your child that you and their teacher want them to try their best and that you are there to help them every step of the way.
- Take a practice test with your child at https://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html
- For more information about your child's scores, contact your child's teacher and/or the school office.
March 20, 2023 - May 23, 2023
See below for additional information.