California Assessment of Student Performance and Programs

 See the source image  The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is California's new system of state assessment, the science assessments and the Alternate Assessment. CAASPP replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program in January 2014. 

The Smarter Balance tests are given annually in Math and English Language Arts in grades 3-8 and 11 and are structured to be taken online for a more interactive test experience. The tests are also designed to provide educators with a deeper understanding of how students learn. 
CAASP Umbrella

For Parents
Understanding the Score Reports
Be A Learning Hero: Parent Site (English and Spanish)
Practice and Training Tests

For Teachers
CAASPP Website
SBAC Interim Assessments
SBAC Digital Library

California Science Test (CAST)

See the source imageThe statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System includes federally required science assessments in grades five and eight and once in high school (PJUSD tests grade 10). Since the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards, the California Department of Education has developed the California Science Test (CAST) CAST Parent Guide
Understanding the Score Reports

California Alternate Assessment for English Language Arts and Mathematics

Each CAA is administered on a one-to-one setting by the student's teacher. Teachers and students have the opportunity to use the CAA training tests to gain experience with different types of questions and performance tasks. New grade-specific practice tests are now available for ELA and mathematics that allow parents, teachers, and students to become familiar with using the various embedded and non-embedded resources to establish the best possible setting for the student's testing experience. 

ELA and Mathematics
The CAAs for ELA and mathematics are given in grades three through eight and grade eleven. The ELA and mathematics tests are delivered online and are stage adaptive, adjusting to the student's performance at selected points during the administration. 

CAA for ELA and Math Information
Understanding the Score Reports CA School Dashboard Results

California Alternate Assessment for Science

The CAA for Science is administered to students in grades five and eight and once in high school (tenth) who meet the one percent eligibility threshold. The CAA for Science will be administered as an embedded performance task that is part of classroom instruction. 

CAA for Science Information
Understanding the Score Reports

2018-19 CAASPP Schedule

English Language Arts and Math

Grades 3-8, 11

Computer Adaptive Test and Performance Task

April  - April

*OVIS March 4 - April 18

California Alternate Assessment (CAA) English Language Arts and Math

Grades 3-8, 11

Computer-Based Assessment

March - May

California Science Test (CAST)

Grades 5, 8, 10

Computer-Based Assessment

April 1 - April 12

California Alternate Assessment (CAA) Science

Grades 5, 8, 10

Classroom Lessons

Feb - May

Exact times and dates within the window vary. Please contact your child’s school for additional information.

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