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California Spanish Assessment

Information about the Spanish assessment for California.

Program Overview

The California Spanish Assessment (CSA) is a new assessment under development for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. This assessment, presented in Spanish, serves the more than one million students who speak Spanish as their primary language as well as those who are learning Spanish as an additional language. The purposes of the CSA are to:

  • Measure a student’s competency in Spanish language arts and provide student-level data in Spanish competency.
  • Evaluate the implementation of Spanish language arts programs at the local level.
  • Provide a high school measure suitable to be used, in part, for the State Seal of Biliteracy.

The following links provide additional information about the program:

California Assessment Timeline (PDF) presents the assessment administration timeline for the 2019–2020, 2020–2021, and 2021–2022 school years.

Assessment System Chart (PDF) lists the tests of the 2019–2020 California assessment system by subject content, test name, test type, student participant groups, grade levels, and testing window time frame.

Resources and Communication Materials

Test Administration

Scores and Results Reporting

CSA Student Score Report Information

CSA Results website

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

CSA Score Reporting Ranges (PDF) provides the score reporting ranges by grade.

Laws, Regulations, and Requirements

Technical Documents

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 5, 2020
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