Resources for Communication with Parents
Starting Smarter Families have a new website for resources to support their child’s learning. The Starting Smarter website includes information on student score reports, sample test questions, parent-teacher conferences, and other no-cost resources in English and Spanish.
Starting Smarter Parent Informational Flyer (PDF) – This flyer provides information about the Starting Smarter website.
Starting Smarter Parent Informational Flyer, Spanish version (PDF) – This flyer provides information about the Starting Smarter website.
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.
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 – This link accesses both the practice and training tests portal. The practice tests provide students with grade-specific testing experiences that are similar in structure and format to the summative assessments. The training tests provide 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).
Information About Student Scores
Test score guide – This link accesses a guide to reading and understanding the Student Score Report.
CSU Success – This link accesses the Early Assessment Program (EAP) at California State University.