CAASPP Testing

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is the state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school college and career ready.

CAASPP includes the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) computer adaptive tests in English–language arts and mathematics for 7th, 8th, and 11th grade students, as well as the California Science Test (CAST) for 12th graders in 2019. The SBAC tests will be administered in April and offer one type of data on whether our students show mastery of the Common Core standards. The science test will assess the Next Generation Science Standards. Student scores for SBAC (not CAST this year) will be available at registration in August.

We do believe these test are important for the following reasons:

● The tests give teachers and administrators one more tool in assessing the success of CSArts-SGV's instruction.

● The tests give parents and students one more tool in assessing student learning.

● The SBAC tests include a component for 11th graders that allow them to earn an exemption in their California State University college placement test in English and Math.

● These scores are used by parents outside of CSArts-SGV to determine the quality of our instructional program.

If you would like to learn more about the types of questions on the computer‐based SBAC test and to familiarize your student with the online test interface, you and your child are encouraged to view the practice and training tests online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Test Web page here.

2018 CAASPP Testing Dates:

SBAC ELA and Math

11th Grade:  April 12 - 27 in LLC class

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