Important Updates

CAASPP systems are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. See the CAASPP Planned System Downtime Web page for additional information.

Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. Registration is now open for Educational Testing Service’s series of in-person Digital Library and Interim Assessment Clinics and Interim Assessment Hand Scoring Workshops for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. See the e-mail announcement for dates and locations. (Posted 8/15/16.)
  2. California teachers are invited to contribute their expertise to the test development process. Fill out an online application to be considered for CAASPP review activities. (Posted 7/21/16.)

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 2016–17:

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 Tests
  • CAAs for Science

Paper-pencil Tests:

  • Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) for Reading/Language Arts—grades two through eleven (optional)