California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) SystemCalifornia's statewide student assessment system.
On January 1, 2014, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System was established. The primary purpose of the CAASPP System is to assist teachers, administrators, students, and parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types.
The following links provide additional information about the program:
CAASPP – CalEdFacts web page provides a more detailed overview of the tests.
Assessment System Chart webpage lists the tests of the 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 email@example.com to receive regular updates on the latest information about the statewide assessment system.
The CAASPP System (PDF) includes the following required assessments and additional resources:
- Smarter Balanced Assessment System
- California Science Test
- California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics
- CAA for Science
- California Spanish Assessment (optional)
- Grade Two Diagnostic Assessments (optional)
Scores and Results Reporting
Designated Supports and Accommodations Assignment—Files providing the number of accessibility supports assigned to students in each administration year.
CAAs 1.0 Percent Threshold Data—Files providing the results of the 1.0 percent survey from 2016–17 onward.