Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. Various California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) systems will be unavailable Friday, January 27, 2018, Saturday, January 28, 2018, and February 10–11, 2018, for scheduled system maintenance. For additional details, see the CAASPP Planned System Downtime Web page. (Posted 01/19/18)
  2. On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, English language arts/literacy and mathematics summative assessments begin for both the general assessments and the California Alternate Assessments (CAA). The Data Entry Interface (DEI) to transcribe CAA for Science embedded performance task testing results is now available.
  3. Apple iOS 11.2 was recently released by Apple. This platform is supported by the secure browser. Local educational agencies may choose to update their operating systems at this time. As a reminder, iOS 11.0 is not supported by the secure browser because the platform allows users to open other apps during logon. Please refer to the Secure Browsers external icon Web page for all supported operating systems. (Posted 01/03/18)
  4. California Science Test (CAST) Update: Parents/Guardians, teachers, students, or any other person who has feedback concerning the CAST training test should provide that insight in this general form external icon. Additionally, the CAST field test for the 2017–18 administration will begin on April 2, 2018. (Posted 10/18/17)
  5. California teachers are invited to contribute their expertise to the test development process. Fill out an online application external icon to be considered for CAASPP review activities. (Posted 7/21/16)

Upcoming Events

  • Two upcoming Webinars, focused on the Smarter Balanced Digital Library, will be offered from 4–5 p.m. PT on Thursday, February 1, and Wednesday, February 7.
    • The event flyer contains additional information about the Webinars and links to access the Webinar. No registration is necessary!
  • CAASPP Pretest Workshop Webcast
    Monday, January 29, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


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Testing in California

California local educational agency (LEA) testing coordinators can use this Web site to find helpful information, instructions, training, forms, and external links for test administration.

LEAs are administering the following tests in 2017–18:

English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments (grades three through eight and grade eleven):

  • Smarter Balanced
  • California Alternate Assessments (CAAs)

Science assessments (grades five and eight and high school):

  • California Science Test
  • CAA for Science

Primary language assessment in Spanish:

  • California Spanish Assessment—grades three through twelve (students in selected LEAs only)
  • Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) for Reading/Language Arts—grades two through eleven (optional)