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CAASPP Student Score Reports

New for CAASPP 2019: Student score reports (SSRs) will be available electronically via the Illuminate Home Connection Parent Portal. Approximate release dates are as follow:

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) for English language arts (ELA) and math: Late July
  • California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and math: Late August
  • California Science Test (CAST): December
  • California Spanish Assessment (CSA): December

Beginning with the spring 2019 administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), student score reports will be available in the Illuminate Home Connection Parent Portal for as long as 3 years or until students graduate. These include the following tests:

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) for English language arts (ELA) and math
  • California Science Test (CAST)
  • California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for ELA, math, and science

Electronic student score reports provides the following benefits:

Convenient
Now families will be able to securely access current and historical electronic Student Score Reports by smartphone, tablet, or computer through the district’s parent portal. Receiving a child’s test results will no longer rely on a one-time mailing that may or may not reach the family. 

Prompt
Families will have earlier access to their child’s electronic Student Score Report. In past years, families had to wait for the paper version of the Student Score Report to arrive in the mail. 

Efficient
The district costs associated with shipping, such as postage and staff time to package and mail paper Student Score Reports, will be greatly reduced or eliminated. School districts may continue to communicate using traditional paper reports for cases in which it is necessary or more appropriate. 

Engaging
Electronic Student Score Reports promotes the increased use of a district’s parent portal as part of a secure “one-stop shop” for families to access their child’s school information, such as assignments, test results, grades, and attendance records.  

Accessible
The electronic Student Score Reports will be available in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, and Filipino. In the future, Student Score Reports will also be made available in other languages. 

Contemporary
Because the electronic Student Score Reports are not limited to one sheet of paper, they provide a future opportunity to deliver more dynamic and detailed information about a student’s progress.

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frequently asked questions

You can view your student’s score report through the parent portal on any device connected to the internet, such as a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Log into the parent portal, Illuminate Home Connection, on your device to view the report. We understand that not all families will be able to access the Student Score Reports in this way. Paper copies of reports will be available upon request from the school office.

Yes, the Student Score Reports are secure because they can be accessed only through parent portal, Illuminate Home Connection, which requires a username and password to access.

Yes, you will be able to view your child’s score report online earlier than in the past. In the past, Student Score Reports had to be printed and mailed, which caused a delay. This year, you can view the report online as soon as it is available.

Student Score Reports dating back three years will be available in the parent portal, Illuminate Home Connection, so you can always go back and print them.

Yes. All Student Score Reports are screen readable and provide adequate color contrast.

The electronic Student Score Reports will be available in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, and Filipino. In the future, they will be translated into other languages

You can find information to help you understand your child’s score report at the Starting Smarter CAASPP website (https://ca.startingsmarter.org) and Starting Smarter ELPAC website (https://elpac.startingsmarter.org), where you also can find sample test questions and free resources to help support your child’s learning.

If you have questions or concerns about your child's score report, please call the school office to arrange a conference with your child's teacher.