This spring marks the second year of the new state testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Like last year, students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take tests in English-language arts and mathematics online using a computer. These tests are also known as the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will also take paper and pencil science tests made up of multiple-choice questions. In the next few years, these will be changing to online tests, and other tests in other subjects like history-social science, art, and technology will also be added.

The CAASPP system 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 career when they graduate from high school.  Test results will help identify and address gaps in knowledge or skills early on so students get the support they need to be ready for success in higher grades. 

Please use the following links to view brief videos about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and how to get additional information about testing in California.

Please select the grade level below to view the 2016 Score Report letter sent home with student CAASPP score reports:

For more information on the California Assessment of Performance and Progress, please refer to the following documents:


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