California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

  • 2020-21 CAASPP Testing Information

    The district testing window starts on April 12 and ends on May 28.  Please see you school's website for more detailed schedule information related to your child's grade level.

    CAASPP Parent Notification Letter (Spanish) - this letter was sent to families in early March.

    Spring Administration Information for Parents/Guardians - CDE has put together for parents and guardians to provide additional information regarding extra measures being taken for testing during the COVID pandemic.

    General Information

    Parent Guides to Understanding – These guides provide parents with answers to key questions about the what, why, who, how, and when. They are available for each assessment program.

    CAASPP Student Score Report Information – An optional letter that may be sent along with the student score report.

    Getting Familiar with the Test

    Practice and Training TestsExternal link opens in new window or tab. – 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).

    Informational Video

    Smarter Balanced Assessment System

    Information About Student Scores

    Starting SmarterExternal link opens in new window or tab. – The Starting Smarter website includes information on student score reports, sample test questions, parent-teacher conferences, and other no-cost resources in English and Spanish.

    Resources For Parents

    Starting Smarter External link opens in new window or tab. families have a new website for resources to support their child’s learning. The Starting Smarter website includes information on student score reports, sample test questions, parent-teacher conferences, and other no-cost resources in English and Spanish.

    Starting Smarter Parent Informational Flyer(PDF) – This flyer provides information about the Starting Smarter website.

    Starting Smarter Parent Informational Flyer, Spanish version(PDF) – This flyer provides information about the Starting Smarter website.

    The Smarter Balanced Assessments results for grades 3-8 by county, district, and school are available for viewing on the CA Department of Education Reporting Website at CA Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Results