CAASPP Testing for the 2019-2020 school year has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 School Closure.
Each Spring, all students in 3rd through 5th grades participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). This year, students will take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy and Mathematics. 5th grade students will also take the California Science Test.
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. The California Science Test (CAST) is an online assessment based on the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
To learn more about either the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, click to visit the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web. You can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal. Once you click on the link to visit the CAASPP Web Portal, follow the steps below:
- Sign in as a GUEST.
- Choose your grade and confirm information is correct.
- You will be taken to a page to choose the test you want to take. Make sure you choose the Smarter Balanced Test for your grade in either ELA or Math.
- You will have several opportunities to practice.