California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is California's system of state assessments comprising of computerized assessments for English Language Arts, math, and science taken at the end of the school year.
CAASPP's primary purpose is to assist teachers, administrators, students, and parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through assessments aligned to the rigor of the Common Core State Standards. It consists of the following assessments:
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
English Language Arts - All students in grades: 3-8 and 11. Exceptions: Students participating in the CAA, and E.L. who are in their 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 Test (CAST)- All students in grades: 5 and 8 and once in grades: 10, 11, or 12
California Alternate Assessment for Science (CAAS) for students in grades: 5 and 8, and once in grades: 10, 11, or 12 with the most significant cognitive disabilities, whose active individual educational program (IEP) designates the use of an alternate assessment.
Read instructions to access the CAASPP reports for ELA, Math, and Science, or go directly to the Q Parent Portal to view your student's report. As you review your student's score, remember that the end-of-year assessment is only one measure of a child's academic performance, multiple measures - classroom tests, assignments and grades - should be used to formulate a plan that will help improve student achievement.
- Starting Smarter Video - English, Spanish
- Comprendiendo los resultados de las evaluaciones CAASPP
- CDE Parent Guides to Understanding
- California Department of Education (CDE) webpage for CAASPP
- CAASPP Portal
- Early Assessment Program (EAP) information