Spring Testing 2019

Each spring students in grades 3-8, and 11 take the California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress (CAASPP) Summative Assessments. Students in grades 5,8, 11, and 12 will also take the California Science Test (CAST). These assessments are part of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and administered through an online portal. You can view practice and training tests at CAASPP.org This year, our district testing window begins April 10, 2019. Testing time and dates vary by schools. 

Students take tests in:
Math: Grades 3-8, 11, online test and
English Language Arts: Grades 3-8, 11, online test
Science: Grades 5, 8, and 12; online test

The new California Science Test (CAST) is a field test this year as the CAASP commission makes final revisions to go live with the test in the coming years. Scores for this assessment will not be shared with districts, schools, and families.

The CAASPP Program includes: The Smarter Balance Math and English Language Arts Test, the pilot California Science Test, and the California Alternate Assessment. Teachers and parents can use the results to improve instruction and promote student learning. Individual student reports will be mailed home from the State of California in the fall of 2020.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) state-mandated assessments

California requires all school districts to administer Smarter Balanced assessments.These online assessments are designed to measure how well students are meeting new academic standards designed to prepare them for college, career and life.

Who: Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium (SBAC) tests in English Language Arts and Math; Students in grades 5, 8 and 10 will be take the California Standards Test in Science.  

When: April 10 through May 24, 2019. Make-up tests will extend into June. Each school has developed its own schedule; contact your child’s school for specific testing dates.

For more information, please visit the California Department of Education website at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/caasppparentres.pdf