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Information regarding the development, coordination, and implementation of statewide testing programs in California.
Assessment Information
Administration dates and general assessment information for California public schools.
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System
California's new statewide student assessment system.
California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
Information for the CELDT, a required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is other than English.
California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)
Information about the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) requirement. Senate Bill 172 suspends the CAHSEE requirement through the 2017-18 school year.
California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)
Information for persons who want to leave high school early; includes frequently asked questions, test dates, and toll-free number for assistance.
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
The ELPAC will be the successor to the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The CELDT is the current required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is other than English.
Grade Two Diagnostic Assessments
Information about the optional diagnostic assessments for students in grade two for English-language arts and mathematics that meet the requirements of California Education Code, Section 60644.
High School Equivalency Tests (HSET)
California has approved the use of three high school equivalency tests (GED®, HiSET®, and TASC™) for students 18 years old and older, and 17 years old in some instances, for the purpose of receiving a California High School Equivalency Certificate.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Program resources, assessment results, and assistance for participating districts and schools in California.
Physical Fitness Testing (PFT)
Includes information regarding the physical fitness test required to be administered to students in grades five, seven, and nine.
Smarter Balanced Assessment System
Latest information about the new generation of English-language arts/Literacy and mathematics assessments.
Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
Administration of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program. Test results are used for student and school accountability purposes.
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    This is a Smarter Balanced Digital Library Professional Learning Series titled Supporting Student Accessibility Needs for Instruction and Assessment.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 163 (added 21-Jul-2016)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress(CAASPP) e-mail update, July 20, 2016.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 162 (added 18-Jul-2016)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, July 13, 2016.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 161 (added 07-Jul-2016)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, July 6, 2016.
  • CAASPP Teacher Guide: Smarter Balanced Assessments (updated 01-Jul-2016)
    Guides for teachers to deepen understanding of the Smarter Balanced Assessment, their alignment with the California Common Core State Standards, and their intended connection to classroom teaching.

  • CAASPP Update, Issue 160 (added 29-Jun-2016)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, June 29, 2016.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (added 24-Jun-2016)
    Frequently Asked Questions about the CELDT test.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 159 (added 22-Jun-2016)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, June 22, 2016.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 158 (added 17-Jun-2016)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, June 15, 2016.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 157 (added 09-Jun-2016)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, June 8, 2016.