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CAASPP Testing Parent Information


General Testing Information from the State of California for all California residents: The CAASPP System is intended to provide parents and students more accurate and actionable information about what students are learning.


    Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics - The ELA and Math SBAC tests are computer adaptive and based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Cambrian 3rd - 8th grade students participate in these summative assessments. Students assigned to take an alternative assessment take the California Alternate Assessment.  

California Science Test (CAST) - CAST is an online test based on the California Next Generation Science Standards. Cambrian 5th and 8th grade students only participate in the CAST tests. Students assigned to take an alternate assessment take the California Alternate Assessment for Science.  

Smarter Balanced Assessments of California (SBAC) Practice Tests

This link accesses both the Practice and Training Tests portal. The Practice Tests provide students with grade-specific testing experiences that are similar in structure and format to the Summative Assessments. The Training Tests provide students with the opportunity to quickly become familiar with the software and interface features. The Training Tests are organized by grade-bands (e.g., 3–5).  This will also allow parents to preview test format.    Open the button for "Students."

Practice Test

   You may use this site allowing a preview of the test by simply using "Guest User" "Guest Session."   

Student Practice

CAASPP Parent Information Letter in English 
CAASPP Parent Information Letter in Spanish
What are Smarter Balanced Assessments (English) Video in English explaining the assessments.
What will my test look like? A look at the student dashboard for SBAC testing. 
Claims and Targets by Grade - Claims and targets are broad evidence-based statements about what students know and can do as demonstrated by their performance on the assessments.     
If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Webpage