Smarter Balanced Assessment SystemInformation about the state assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment System utilizes computer-based tests and performance tasks that allow students to show what they know and are able to do. It is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics and has three components designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year: the summative assessments, the interim assessments, and the Tools for Teachers formative assessment resources.
The following links provide additional information about the program:
CAASPP – CalEdFacts web page provides a more detailed overview of the tests.
Assessment System Chart webpage lists the tests of the 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 email@example.com to receive regular updates on the latest information about the statewide assessment system.