Spring Testing April 2018

Each spring students in grades 3-8, and 11 take the California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress (CAASPP) Summative Assessments. These assessments are part of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and administered through an on-line portal. You can view practice and training tests at CAASPP.org. This year, our district testing window begins April 11, 2018. 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 2019.

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 17 through May 19, 2018. Make-up tests will extend into June. Each school has developed its own schedule; contact your child’s school for specific testing dates.

Parent Guides to Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments Grades 3-5
Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments- Overview and Sample Questions:
CAASPP for grades 3-5

Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments- Overview and Sample Questions in Spanish:
CAASPP for Grades 3-5 Spanish

Parent Guides to Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments Grades 6-8
Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments- Overview and Sample Questions:
CAASPP for grades 6-8

Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments- Overview and Sample Questions in Spanish:
CAASPP for grades 6-8 Spanish
Parent Guides to Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for Grade 11
Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments- Overview and Sample Questions:
CAASPP for grade 11


Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments- Overview and Sample Questions in Spanish:
CAASPP for grade 11 Spanish