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Resources for Communication with Parents


General Information

Parent Guides to Understanding – These guides provide parents with answers to key questions about the what, why, who, how, and when. They are available for each assessment program.

  • Other translations of the Parents Guide to Understanding

CAASPP Resources for Parents (PDF) – This flyer provides information about where parents can go to learn more about the CAASPP System and better understand their child's most recent score report.

Getting Familiar with the Test

Practice and Training Tests External link opens in new window or tab. – This link accesses both the practice and training tests portal. Thepractice testsprovide students with grade-specific testing experiences that are similar in structure and format to the summative assessments. Thetraining testsprovide students with the opportunity to quickly become familiar with the software and interface features. The training tests are organized by grade bands (e.g., 3 –5).

Informational Videos

Smarter Balanced Assessment System

Information About Student Scores

Test score guide External link opens in new window or tab. – This link accesses a guide to reading and understanding the Student Score Report.

CSU Success External link opens in new window or tab. – This link accesses the Early Assessment Program (EAP) at California State University.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 20, 2018
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