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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

CAASPP 2020 District Testing Window:  March 9 - June 5, 2020.  For your school's testing window, please contact your school office.

New (beginning with CAASPP 2019): Student score reports (SSRs) will be available electronically via the Illuminate Home Connection Parent Portal. Approximate release dates are as follows:

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) for English language arts (ELA) and math: Released
    Please note: If your child/ren's report is not visible in their portal, please check with the school office.
  • California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and math: Released.
  • California Science Test (CAST): December
  • California Spanish Assessment*: December
    *Only administered at Spanish Immersion Schools for grades 3, 4, 6, and 7

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is the state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English language arts, mathematics, and science. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the computer adaptive tests in English and math in the spring. Students in grades 5, 8, and an assigned high school grade will also take the tests in science. For the testing window, please check the State-Required Assessment Calendar. If you would like more information regarding your school’s schedule, please contact your school’s main office.

Following the spring testing, students will receive individual score reports electronically as outlined in the gray box above. Reports will include an overall score, and description of the student’s achievement level for English language arts, mathematics, and science if applicable. If you would like more information, please visit the CDE CAASPP Web page.

Students enrolled in the Spanish Dual Immersion program in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will also take the California Spanish Assessment (CSA). For questions regarding the CSA, please contact the Federal and State Programs Department.

Parents and guardians have the right to exempt their child from taking the CAASPP assessments. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation, please contact your school’s principal.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) uses:

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) online assessments
  • California Science Test (CAST)
  • California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) - for Special Education students

These assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards in literacy and mathematics and include more rigorous content than the previous tests. Through CAASPP, districts will be able to gain valuable information and monitor student progress to ensure that all students master the new standards and are prepared for college and career opportunities beyond high school.

We are committed to keeping our parents informed about the new Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced assessments.