Smarter Balanced Summative AssessmentsLatest information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics.
The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are comprehensive, end-of-year assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics and measure progress toward college and career readiness. The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing—efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and the timely turnaround of results.
The following links provide additional information about the program:
- CAASPP – CalEdFacts web page provides a more detailed overview of the tests.
- California Assessment Timeline (PDF) presents the assessment administration timeline.
- Assessment System Chart (PDF) lists the tests of the 2022–23 California assessment system by subject content, test name, test type, student participant groups, grade levels, and testing window timeframe.
- Assessment Spotlight web page contains archives of all previous Assessment Spotlight emails. Send a blank email to email@example.com to receive regular updates on the latest information about the statewide assessment system.
Resources and Communication Materials
Talking to Parents About the CAASPP (PPTX: 5MB)
Resources for Communicating with Parents
Smarter Balanced Summative Fact Sheet (PDF)
Smarter Balanced Assessment System Graphic (PDF)
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments FAQ
Smarter Balanced: A Complete Assessment System (English) (Video; 1:39)
Smarter Balanced: A Complete Assessment System (Spanish) (Video; 1:40)
Creating a Computer Adaptive Test (English)(PDF)
Creating a Computer Adaptive Test (Spanish)(PDF)
Test Administration Coordination website
Student Accessibility Resources
Scores and Results Reporting
Test Results for California's Assessments Website – For directions on how to view results, go to Quick Reference Guides.
Smarter Balanced Achievement Level Setting
Parent and Guardian Score Report Letter Template (DOCX)
Laws, Regulations, and Requirements
California Education Code Section 60640
Federal Listening/Speaking Waiver (PDF)
ELA Smarter Balanced Blueprint
Mathematics Smarter Balanced Blueprint