Spring Testing 2021

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,  and 11 or 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 March 9, 2021. 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 11 or 12; online test


The CAASPP Program includes: The Smarter Balance Math and English Language Arts Test, the 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 available in the parent portal after testing is completed for all school sites.

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 11 or 12 will take the California Standards Test in Science.  

When: March 9 through May 28, 2021. Make-up tests will extend into June. Each school has developed its own schedule; contact your child’s school for specific testing dates.

Additional information and links: 
The Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Assessments  

 Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests and answers

 California Science Test (CAST) 

 Early Assessment Program (EAP) allows eleventh grade students an option to participate in the and share their scores with Universities in the CSU system and some community colleges.  Scores in the Standard Exceeded Level will be considered ready for college-level coursework and allowed to enroll in college degree-bearing courses upon entering a CSU or Community College.