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The Quick Reference Guides provide step-by-step instructions for how to accomplish a task or activity within California’s assessment programs.

Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

Smarter Balanced Digital Library

California Science Test (CAST)

California Alternate Assessments (CAA)

California Spanish Assessment (CSA)

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Recently Posted in Testing
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 76 (added 16-Jan-2020)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, January 16, 2020.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 75 (added 15-Jan-2020)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, January 9, 2020.
  • CAST Scale Score Ranges (added 13-Jan-2020)
    California Science Test (CAST) scale score ranges by grade and achievement levels.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 72 (added 30-Dec-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, December 4, 2019.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 74 (added 19-Dec-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, December 18, 2019.

  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 73 (added 12-Dec-2019)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, December 11, 2019.