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Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Reports

Guides for parent or guardian to help interpret the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) student score report.

These guides are a one-page resource for parents and guardians to help understand the student score reports. These guides are available in English, Spanish, Armenian (Eastern), Chinese (simplified and traditional), Hmong, Korean, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, and Vietnamese.

2015–16 | 2014–15

2016–17

Guides to Understanding the Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics Student Score Report

Grade Three
Grades Four, Six, and Seven
Grades Five and Eight
Grade Eleven

Guides to Understanding the California Alternate Assessments (CAA) Student Score Report

Grade Three
Grades Four, Six, and Seven
Grades Five and Eight
Grade Eleven

Guide to Understanding the CAA for Science Student Score Report

Grades Ten and Twelve

Guide to Understanding the California Science Test (CAST) Student Score Report

Grades Ten and Twelve

Guide to Understanding the Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) for Reading/Language Arts (RLA)

Grades Two through Eleven

2015–16

Smarter Balanced—Grade Three for ELA and Mathematics

Smarter Balanced—Grades Four, Six, and Seven for ELA and Mathematics

Smarter Balanced—Grades Five and Eight for ELA and Mathematics and California Standards Test (CST) or California Modified Assessment (CMA) for Science

CST or CMA for Science, Grade Ten

Smarter Balanced—ELA and Mathematics, Grade Eleven

STS for RLA, Grades Two Through Eleven

Guide to Understanding the CAA Student Score Report

2014–15

Smarter Balanced—ELA and Mathematics, Grades Three, Four, Six, Seven, and Eleven

Smarter Balanced—Grades Five and Eight for ELA and Mathematics and CST or CMA for Science

CST or CMA for Science, Grade Ten

California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) for Science, Grades Five, Eight, and Ten

STS for RLA, Grades Two Through Eleven

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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