State Assessments

  • California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

    CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) is the state's new standardized testing system.  The CAASPP system consists of the the following sections:

    • Smarter Balanced online assessments in Math and English Language Arts (Grades 3 to 8)
    • California Science Test (CAST) Pilot (Grades 5 and 8 )
    • California Alternate Assessment (CAA) (for some Special Education students grades 3 to 8)
    • CAA Science pilot (for some special education students)


    Smarter Balanced Assessments

    The Smarter Balanced assessments are new computer-based tests that measure student knowledge of the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. 

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