State Testing

CAASPP: California Assessment of Student Progress & Performance

CAASPP includes: California Science Test (CAST) and Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC)

SBAC: Smarter Balanced Assessment

  • Tests skills and knowledge for English Language Arts and math
  • Grades 3-8 & 11
  • Aligned to new Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)
  • Wider range of test questions

CAST: California Science Test

  • Tests knowledge and skills for science
  • Grades 5, 8, & 10-12
  • Aligned to new Next Generation Science Standards
  • Computer Based Test

ELPAC: English Language Proficiency Assessment

ELPAC is the required state test for English language proficiency (ELP) that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English.

Resources for Families & Understanding Scores

These family-focused websites provide resources to facilitate parents’/guardians’ understanding of the scores presented on their child’s Student Score Reports. Using these websites, families can become involved in their child’s educational progress and:
  • Learn more about the performance areas in each subject and grade.
  • See sample test questions.
  • Prepare for parent-teacher conferences with a useful downloadable guide.
  • Access high-quality resources to support learning at home.