State Testing- CAASPP

State Testing

  • Each spring, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). This year, your child will take the following test(s), depending on his or her grade level:

    • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade eleven
    • California Science Test (CAST) in grades five, eight and once in high school

    The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are online tests that measure what your child knows and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.

    This year, your child’s Student Score Report will be sent electronically to the email address you provided in InfoSnap.  Additional information on how to access and interpret the Student Score Report will be forthcoming.

    To learn more about either the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, visit the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding. You can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal. For information on specific dates and times when your child will take the test in each subject, please contact your school office.

    State Testing Letter to Parents (Spanish)

How to Help Your Child Prepare for the CAASP

Estimated Testing Times (in hours)