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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

CAASPP INFO The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. Like last year, CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English language arts, mathematics, and science. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the computer adaptive tests in English and math in spring of 2019. Students in grades 5, 8, and an assigned high school grade will also take the tests in science.

If you would like more information regarding your school’s schedule, please contact your school’s main office. Following the spring testing, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be electronically distributed to parents/guardians in late summer/early fall and will include an overall score, and description of the student’s achievement level for English language arts, mathematics, and science if applicable. If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/.

Students enrolled in the Spanish Dual Immersion programs at Blacow Elementary School, Grimmer Elementary School, Vallejo Mill Elementary School, or Hopkins Junior High School in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will also take the California Spanish Assessment (CSA).

Parents and guardians have the right to exempt their child from taking the CAASPP assessments. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation, please contact your school’s principal.

 

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) uses:

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) online assessments
  • California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) - for Special Education students.

These assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards in literacy and mathematics and includes more rigorous content than the previous tests. Through CAASPP, districts will be able to gain valuable information and monitor student progress to ensure that all students master the new standards and are prepared for college and career opportunities beyond high school.

The SBAC or CAA computer adaptive assessments are required for all students in grades 3-8 and 11 in the areas of English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. For 2018-2019 school year, the CAASPP testing window is from March 18 to June 7, 2019. New for 2018 is the California Science Test (CAST)

Individual student score reports will be sent home to families during the summer and will include an overall score and a description of the student’s achievement level in English language arts, and mathematics.

We are committed to keeping our parents informed about the new Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced assessments.

Note: Parents/guardians have the right to exempt their child from taking the CAASPP assessments.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's participation, please contact your school's principal.