California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) SystemCalifornia's statewide student assessment system.
On January 1, 2014, the 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.
Assessment System Chart (PDF) lists the tests of the 2022–23 California assessment system by subject content, test name, test type, student participant groups, grade levels, and testing window timeframe.
California Assessment Timeline (PDF) presents the assessment administration timeline.
Assessment Spotlight web page contains archives of all previous Assessment Spotlight emails. Send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (CAAs) for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics
- California Alternate Assessment for Science
- California Spanish Assessment
- Grade Two Diagnostic Assessments
Resources and Communication Materials
Resources for Communicating with Parents
"CAASPP in Action" Report Series
Talking to Parents About the CAASPP (PPTX; 9MB)
Talking to Educators About the CAASPP (PPTX; 11MB)
California Assessment Results News Release
Test Administration Coordination website
CAASPP Coordinator Checklist (DOCX)
Notice of CAASPP Administration letter template
Student Accessibility Resources
Scores and Results Reporting
CAASPP Results website – For directions on how to view results, go to Quick Reference Guides.
2019 CAASPP Results Summary Report (DOCX)
Starting Smarter (Video; 0:32)
Starting Smarter – Spanish (Video; 0:32)
Average Scale Score Changes by Grade
CAASPP Scale Score Percentiles
CAASPP Data Summary and Cross-tabulations
Assignment of Designated Supports and Accommodations – Files providing the number of accessibility supports assigned to students in each administration year.
CAAs 1.0 Percent Threshold Data – Files providing the results of the 1.0 percent survey from 2016–17 onward.
Laws, Regulations, and Requirements
California Education Code Section 60640
Federal Listening/Speaking Waiver (PDF)
Golden State Seal Merit Diploma
CAASPP Technical Reports and Studies