California Assessment of Student
Progress and Performance (CAASPP)
The 2020-2021 CAASPP comprises the following required assessments (Ed Code 60640-49):
Smarter Balanced summative computer adaptive test (CAT) and performance task (PT) for English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade eleven
Alternate assessment field test for English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades three through eight for special needs students
Science assessments- California Standards Test (CST), California Modified Assessment (CMA) and California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) in grades five, eight, and ten
Standards-based Test in Spanish (STS) in Reading/language arts (for students in the country for less than 12 months)
Grade two diagnostics in English Language Arts and mathematics
Student performance information will be provided through a individual paper report. Reporting results will include:
Smarter Balanced Assessment: English Language Arts and mathematics in grades three through eight
California Standards Test (CST), California Modified Assessment (CMA), and California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) in Science.
Standards-Based Test in Spanish (STS) for reading language arts in grades two through eleven.
Interim Assessments: Students in grades two through eight will be assessed using interim assessments at the end of the first and second trimester. The Smarter Balanced assessments are
computer-based experiences designed to inform instruction and provide a learning opportunity for students. They include:
Grades 3-8: English Language Arts: Trimester 1: Performance Writing Task. Trimester II: Brief Write research and inquiry responses.
Grades 3-8 Mathematics: Trimester 1: Math Performance Task; Trimester II: Interim Assessment Blocks that reflects appropriate pacing.
Grade 2: Diagnostic Assessment; Reading and Math STAR Assessment
Teachers are encouraged to use additional Interim Assessment Blocks to inform instruction.
CAASPP Reporting Information
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Reporting System
Smarter Balanced Information for Parents and Students
Smarter Balanced Resources
CDE Website and Common Core Resources
Smarter Balanced Assessment Organization
Smarter Balanced Practice Tests
Resources for California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
Parent Resource for the CAASPP
Next Generation Science Standards NGSS PDF
California State Test Guide for Parents
California GreatKids State Guide for Parents Web site