California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) SystemCalifornia's statewide student assessment system.
On January 1, 2014, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System was established. The primary purpose of the CAASPP System is to assist teachers, administrators, students, and parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types.
The following links provide additional information about the program:
CAASPP – CalEdFacts web page provides a more detailed overview of the tests.
California Assessment Timeline (PDF) presents the assessment administration timeline for the 2018–19 and 2019–20 school years.
Assessment System Chart (PDF) lists the tests of the 2018–19 California assessment system by subject content, test name, test type, student participant groups, grade levels, and testing window time frame.
Assessment Spotlight web page contains archives of all previous Assessment Spotlight emails. Send a blank email to email@example.com to receive regular updates on the latest information about the statewide assessment system.
The CAASPP System (PDF) includes the following required assessments and additional resources:
- Smarter Balanced Assessment System
- California Science Test
- California Alternate Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics
- California Alternate Assessment for Science
- California Spanish Assessment
- Grade Two Diagnostic Assessments
Resources and Communication Materials
Talking to Parents About the CAASPP (PPTX; 5MB)
Talking to Educators About the CAASPP (PPTX; 11MB)
CAASPP Coordinator Checklist (DOCX)
Scores and Results Reporting
Laws, Regulations, and Requirements
CAASPP Regulations (DOCX)