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California Assessment System 2013-14

Table describing the various assessments administered in California schools.

PDF version (Updated 26-Mar-2014)

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Assessments

Test
Type Participants Grade Level(s)

Content Tested

Smarter Balanced

CR
MC
SR
PT
CBT

All students except those who take the CAPA, or for the English-language Arts test only, English learners who are in their first 12 months of attending a school in the United States.
3–8 and 9–11 Scientific Sample*
Required

English–Language Arts • Mathematics
(includes one performance task in English-Language Arts or mathematics)

Note: No score reports will be provided.

CSTs
SB
MC
All students unless their individualized education program indicates assessment with CAPA.
5, 8, and 10
Required

Science

CAPA
SB
PA
Students with significant cognitive disabilities who are unable to take the CSTs even with accommodations or modifications and whose individualized education program indicates assessment with CAPA.
2–11
Required

Grades 2–11
English–Language Arts • Mathematics
Grades 5, 8, and 10
Science

CMA
SB
MC

Students whose individualized education program indicates assessment with CMA.

For a complete list of criteria, please go to the CMA Participation Criteria and Definition of Terms Web page.

5, 8, and 10
Required
Science
STS

SB
MC

Spanish-speaking English learners who either receive instruction in their primary language or have been enrolled in a school in the United States less than 12 months.
2–11
Optional
Reading/Language Arts
EAP

SB
MC
PA

Voluntary.
11
Optional
English–Language Arts • Algebra II •
Summative High School Mathematics

* All Grade 11 students are encouraged to participate.

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