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Parent Guides to Understanding


The Parent Guides to Understanding are two-page flyers written in easy-to-understand language that answer key questions (what, why, who, how, and when) about California's assessment programs. Information is also included about how parents can support their student's success.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress System

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Friday, January 03, 2020
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