Smarter Balanced Summative AssessmentsLatest information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics.
The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are comprehensive, end-of-year assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics and measure progress toward college and career readiness. The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing—efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and the timely turnaround of results.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive regular updates on the latest information about the statewide assessment system.
Resources and Communication Materials
Talking to Parents About the CAASPP (PPTX: 5MB)
Smarter Balanced Assessment System (Video; 2:56)
Smarter Balanced: A Complete Assessment System (English) (Video; 1:39)
Smarter Balanced: A Complete Assessment System (Spanish) (Video; 1:40)
Scores and Results Reporting
Laws, Regulations, and Requirements
CAASPP Regulations (DOC)