California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the computer adaptive tests in English and math this spring. Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will take the paper-based tests in science. If you would like more information regarding your school’s testing schedule, please contact your school’s main office.  Additional CAASPP Parent Information is available in English, Spanish and Chinese. (pdfs)

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SBAC Info Video by Riverside Unified School District

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FUSD's 2015 CAASPP Results Released - Information on new report

CAASPP The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

The California Department of Education (CDE) has ended the STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) program and has replaced it with CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress). STAR included the California Standards Tests (CSTs) as the primary assessment of student learning, as well as the California Modified Assessments (CMAs) and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) for Special Education students. From now on, CAASPP will use the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) online assessments, and the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for Special Education students. These 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 and mathematics. There was also a paper-based science test required for students in grades 5, 8, and 10, which was a part of the previous STAR program. We expect that in the future, the Science tests will also be converted to a computer-based system aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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

Useful links with more information about CAASPP:

Testing dates will vary.  Please contact your school for specific dates.
Universal Tools Available to Students During SBAC Testing​ (created by Palo Alto Unified School District for 2015 testing, but still applicable for 2016)
Parent Guide to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments - Overview and Sample Questions:
 Grades 3, 4, and 5 (English)  Grados 3, 4, y 5 (Español)
 Grades 6, 7, and 8 (English)  Grados 6, 7, y 8 (Español)
 Grade 11 (English)  Grado 11 (Español)
Understanding your Student Score Reports:
2015-2016 Video: English, Spanish
Additional useful information for students and parents:
We are committed to keeping our parents informed about the new Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced assessments.

Last Modified on June 2, 2016