CA State Testing: Information for Families
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)consists of the following assessments:
The primary purpose of the CAASPP System is to assist teachers, administrators, students, and parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
English Language Arts - All students in grades: 3-8 and 11. Exceptions: Students participating in the CAA, and EL who are in theri first 12 months of attending school in the USA.
Mathematics - All students in grades: 3-8 and 11. Exception: Students participating in the CAA
California Alternate Assessment (CAA) in grades: 3-8 and 11 with the most significant cognitive disabilities, whose active individual educational program (IEP) designates the use of an alternate assessment.
California Science (CAST)- All students in grades: 5 and 8 and once in grade: 10, 11, or 12
California Altenate Assessment for Science (CAAS) for students in grades: 5 and 8, and once in grade: 10, 11, or 12 with the most significant cognitive disabilites, whose active individual educational program (IEP) designates the use of an alternate assessment.
Instructions to access the CAASPP Reports ELA, Math, and Science Score Reports. Or go directly to the Q Parent Portal to view your student's report.
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the required state test for English language proficiency (ELP) that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English. State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of ELP to eligible students in kindergarten through grade twelve.
The physical fitness test (PFT) is administer to students in grades five, seven, and nine. The main goal of the test is to help students in starting life-long habits of regular physical activity.
- Parent Guide to Understanding the PFT
- Guide Understanding your PFT Student Score Report
- FREE ONLINE ENRICHMENT RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES Find online enrichment resources for families to utilize during school closures here.
- California Department of Education (CDE) Parent Guide to Understanding CA assessment programs (Spanish)
- SJUSD Parent Guide (Ukrainian)
- SJUSD Parent Guide (Russian)
- SJUSD Parent Guide (Farsi/Dari)
- SJUSD Parent Guide (Arabic)
SJUSD assessment information: