Smarter Balanced Assessment SystemInformation about the state assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment System utilizes computer-based tests and performance tasks that allow students to show what they know and are able to do. It is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics and has three components designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year: the summative assessments, the interim assessments, and the Tools for Teachers formative assessment resources.
The following links provide additional information about the program:
CAASPP – CalEdFacts web page provides a more detailed overview of the tests.
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.
California Assessment Timeline (PDF) presents the assessment administration timeline.
Assessment Spotlight web page contains archives of all previous Assessment Spotlight emails. Send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive regular updates on the latest information about the statewide assessment system.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment System
Resources and Communication Materials
Summative Assessments Educator Resource List (PDF)
Individualized Education Program (IEP) Resource List (PDF)
Resources for Communicating with Parents
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
CAASPP and ELPAC Manuals Library
Student Accessibility Resources
Scores and Results Reporting
Electronic Student Score Reports Communications Toolkit
Test Results for California's Assessments Website – For directions on how to view results, go to Quick Reference Guides.
Smarter Balanced Scoring Specifications
Laws, Regulations, and Requirements
California Education Code Section 60640
Federal Listening/Speaking Waiver (PDF)
Smarter Balanced Achievement Level Setting
CAASPP Technical Reports and Studies