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2014-15 CAASPP Testing Windows


Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 855, 2014–15

Subject and Grade Level Requirement Example
English‒language arts and mathematics, in grades 3‒8

The testing window shall not begin until at least 66 percent of a school’s annual instructional days have been completed, and testing may continue up to and including the last day of instruction for the regular school calendar.

For a 180-day school year, 66 percent of instructional days occur after the 120th instructional day, allowing for a 12-week window beginning on the 121st instructional day.

English‒language arts and mathematics, in grade 11

The testing window shall not begin until at least 80 percent of a school’s annual instructional days have been completed, and testing may continue up to and including the last day of instruction for the regular school calendar year.

For a 180-day school year, 80 percent of instructional days occur after the 144th instructional day, allowing for a 7-week window beginning on the 145th instructional day.

Science for CST*, CMA*, CAPA*,  in grades 5, 8, and 10

The testing window shall be administered during a window of 25 days that includes 12 days before and after completion of 85 percent of the school’s instructional days.

For a 180-day school year, 85 percent of a school year occurs after day 152. In this example, the test window would occur between days 141 and 164.

*CAPA:          California Alternate Performance Assessment
*CMA:            California Modified Assessment
*CST:             California Standards Test

On July 9, 2014, the California State Board of Education stated its intent to suspend the CAPA for English‒language arts and mathematics, and to field test a new alternate assessment.

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Emergency Regulations may be found on the California Department of Education CAASPP Regulations Web page.

Alternate format: Portable Document Format (PDF)

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
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