CAASPP - California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress



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The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is designed to give information to teachers, students, and their families about what students know and are able to do and whether they are on track to be ready for success in college or a career when they graduate from high school. Each spring, students take the following assessments:

Grades 3-8 and 11-- Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics or California Alternate Assessments (CAA)*

Grades 5, 8, and Once in High School-- California Science Test  or CAA for Science*

*Available for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, if the CAA is designated in their active Individualized Education Program (IEP).

For more information on the summative assessments, please access the Assessment Fact Sheet at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/sbsummativefs.pdf

UNDERSTAND THE ASSESSMENTS

The Parent Guides to Understanding provide answers to key questions such as who takes the assessments and why, and when and how they are administered.

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp

UNDERSTAND YOUR CHILD’S SCORE REPORT

Two-page summaries and videos are available online in English and Spanish to help you better understand the information on your child’s Student Score Report, including their overall score and their individual scores in each subject area.

Summaries: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppssreports.asp

Video Guide: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/av/mm/caasppreport201617.asp

HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR CHILD?

Practice tests are available for parents and students. Practice tests are a great way to preview the test, view sample questions, and practice with the tools and resources (e.g., highlighter, calculator). Need help with the practice test? Reference Guides are available to assist with the login process and can be accessed at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppqrg.asp.