"CAASPP in Action" Report Series
The CAASPP in Action series features local educational agencies (LEAs) sharing their successes, challenges, and lessons learned while implementing one or more components of the CAASPP System. Each report includes a district profile, implementation goals, lessons learned, and next steps in an effort to continuously improve teaching and learning.
New! Using the Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests—Natomas Charter School (PDF)
This report documents the Natomas Charter School's implementation of using practice and training tests with students and parents.
Accessibility Supports—San Diego Unified School District (PDF)
This report documents measures taken by the San Diego Unified School District to provide in-depth training for staff on the use of CAASPP accessibility supports—universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations.
Accessibility Supports and Interim Assessments—Centinela Valley Union High School District (PDF)
This report documents the Centinela Valley Union School District plan to provide accessibility supports training to all teachers and to implement the administration of Interim Comprehensive Assessments in grade eleven and Interim Assessment Blocks in grades nine and ten.
Implementing Formative Assessment Practices—Alhambra Unified School District (PDF)
This report documents the Alhambra Unified School District plan to increase district-wide understanding of effective uses of formative assessment practices by embedding formative assessment practices into existing professional learning activities.
Implementing the Interim Assessment Blocks—Anaheim Elementary School District (PDF)
This report documents the Anaheim Elementary School District's implementation of Interim Assessment Blocks for grades three through six at all schools across the district.
Interim Assessment Data Interpretation Protocol—Cupertino Union School District (PDF)
This report documents a data interpretation protocol developed by Cupertino Union School District designed to support education staff with the tools needed to interpret and evaluate interim and summative assessment results for improving classroom instruction.
Using Digital Library Resources to Support Formative Assessment Practices—Kerman Unified School District (PDF)
This report documents the Kerman Unified School District's efforts to provide Smarter Balanced Digital Library resource staff training to support formative assessment practices in the classroom.
Using Interim Assessments FOR Learning—Sierra Sands Unified School District (PDF)
This report documents the plan developed by the Sierra Sands Unified School District to use interim assessments as a tool for learning about the rigor of the Common Core State Standards and the accessibility supports available to students during assessment.
Using Interim Assessments to Highlight Student Expectations and Rigor—San Juan Unified School District (PDF)
This report documents the San Juan Unified School District’s piloting of Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) in conjunction with staff training on how results from the IABs and other data sources can be used to better understand student performance expectations and rigor.