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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System

California's statewide student assessment system.

Program Overview

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 (PDF) lists the tests of the 2020–21 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 for the 2020–21, 2021-22, and 2022-23 school years.

Assessment Spotlight web page contains archives of all previous Assessment Spotlight emails. Send a blank email to subscribe-caaspp@mlist.cde.ca.gov to receive regular updates on the latest information about the statewide assessment system.

Assessments

The CAASPP System (PDF) includes the following required assessments and additional resources:

Resources and Communication Materials

Resources for Communicating with Parents

CAASPP Communications Archive

CAASPP in Action” Report Series

CAASPP Key Messages

Early Assessment Program

Talking to Parents About the CAASPP (PPTX; 9MB)

Talking to Educators About the CAASPP (PPTX; 11MB)

Test Administration

Test Administration Coordination website External link opens in new window or tab.

CAASPP Coordinator Checklist External link opens in new window or tab. (DOCX)

Notice of CAASPP Administration letter template

Student Accessibility Resources

Available Resources by Test

Scores and Results Reporting

CAASPP Student Score Report Information

CAASPP Results website External link opens in new window or tab. – For directions on how to view results, go to Quick Reference Guides.

2019 CAASPP Results Summary Report (PDF; 9MB)

Starting Smarter External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 0:32)

Starting Smarter – Spanish External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 0:32)

CAASPP and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California News Releases

Average Scale Score Changes by Grade

CAASPP Scale Score Percentiles

CAASPP Data Summary and Cross-tabulations

Assignment of Designated Supports and Accommodations – Files providing the number of accessibility supports assigned to students in each administration year.

CAAs One Percent Threshold Data – Files providing the results of the one percent survey from 2016–17 onward.

Laws, Regulations, and Requirements

California Education Code Section 60640 External link opens in new window or tab.

Federal Listening/Speaking Waiver (PDF)

CAASPP Regulations External link opens in new window or tab.

Golden State Seal Merit Diploma

Assessment Apportionments

Technical Documents

CAASPP Technical Reports and Studies

Implementation of CAASPP

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Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, July 24, 2020.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 101 (added 12-Aug-2020)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, July 31, 2020.
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    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, August 7, 2020.
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    Information about the Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).