Important Update

Chat and e-mail services to the California Technical Assistance Center (CalTAC) are back online. We appreciate your continued patience and support. (Posted at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.)

Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. After January 31, 2017, local educational agencies using iOS 10.0 and 10.1 on their Apple mobile devices will no longer be able to access summative and interim assessments unless they upgrade to iOS version 10.2. See the e-mail on this topic for more information. (Posted 1/10/17.)
  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.)

Upcoming Events

  • CAASPP Post-Test Workshops from May–June 2017 (See the calendar for exact dates.)
    Registration is now available.
  • CAASPP Operational Hand Scoring Workshops from February–April 2017 (See the calendar for exact dates.)
    Registration is now available.


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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 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
  • CAA for Science

Paper-pencil Tests:

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