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Resources for Communication with Parents


What's New

Starting Smarter External link opens in new window or tab. 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.

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.

CAASPP Student Score Report Options External link opens in new window or tab.

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. 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).

Informational Video

Smarter Balanced Assessment System

Information About Student Scores

Starting Smarter External link opens in new window or tab. – 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.

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

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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