Assessment and Accountability for Parents

  • The CA Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System is intended to provide parents and students more accurate and actionable information about what students are learning.  The assessments that comprise the CAASPP administration are a mix of online and paper-pencil assessments.  The online component contains the Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics tests.  The paper-pencil component includes CST/CMA/CAPA science tests.

    Smarter Balanced:  All students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 will participate in the Smarter Balanced tests, which include both ELA and mathematics content areas.  These tests are administered online.

    California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA):  The CAPA for Science tests are individually administered performance assessments for students in grades 5, 8, and 10 who have significant cognitive disabilities and who are unable to take either the CSTs even with accommodations or modifications or the CMA with accommodations.

    California Alternate Assessments (CAA):  The CAA for English-language arts and mathematics tests are individually administered to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 who have significant cognitive disabilities.  All eligible students are required to participate in a field test of these new, online assessments in spring 2015.

    Click here for additional information on test results, test questions, and summaries.