Smarter Balanced Assessment SystemLatest information about the new generation of English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments.
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 Digital Library of formative assessment tools.
The following links provide additional information about the program:
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) – CalEdFacts web page provides a more detailed overview of the tests.
Smarter Balanced Assessment System (PDF) an overview of the system components.
Assessment System Chart (PDF) lists the tests of the 2020–21 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 for the 2020–21, 2021–2022, and 2022–23 school years.
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.