CAASPP Testing

Logo for CAASPP - Californian Assessment of Student Performance and ProgressEach 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: 

  1. Sign in as a GUEST.
  2. Choose your grade and confirm information is correct.
  3. 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.
  4. You will have several opportunities to practice.

Edison Testing Schedule

  3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
ELA
Adaptive
Test
Tuesday,
May 14th
9:00 - 10:30
Wednesday
May 22nd
9:15 - 10:45

Tuesday,
May 14th
9:15 - 10:45

ELA
Performance
TAsk
Thursday,
May 16th
9:15 - 11:15
Thursday, May 23rd
9:15 - 10:45 &
11:10 - 11:40

Wednesday, May 8th
Part 1 - 9:15 - 10:45
Thursday, May 9th
Part 2 - 9:15 - 10:45

Math
Adaptive
Test
Tuesday,
May 21st
9:00 - 10:30
Thursday,
May 30th
9:15 - 10:45

Thursday,
May 16th
9:15 - 10:45

Math
Performance
TAsk
Thursday, May 23rd
9:00 - 10:30 &
10:45 - 11:15
Wednesday, May 29th
9:15 - 10:45 &
11:10 - 11:40

Wednesday, May 15th
9:15-10:45 &
11:10-11:40

Science
Test

n/a


n/a

Friday, May 17th
(2 hours)
Adaptive then
Performance Task

Makeup and
extra time
Friday, May 24th &
Tuesday, May 28th
Friday, May 24th;
Tuesday, May 28th;
 & Friday, May 31st

Friday, May 10;
Monday, May 20th;
Tuesday, May 21st;
& Tuesday, May 28th

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