Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. Various California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) systems will be unavailable Friday, January 4 through Monday, January 7, 2019, for scheduled system downtime. Additional details about which systems will be impacted are available on the CAASPP Planned System Downtime web page. (Posted 12/07/18)
  2. The California Science Test (CAST) Periodic Table is now available on the CAST information web page. The CAST assessments for grade eight and high school include a periodic table and a reference list of formulas that students may access during online testing as universal tools. Files that contain a periodic table of elements and reference list of formulas that can be embossed in braille are forthcoming. (Posted 11/16/2018)
  3. Information about the new features and enhancements to the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) can be viewed on the TOMS Resources web page. (Posted 07/30/18)
  4. Student Score Reports Guides are posted! For more information about Smarter Balanced, California Alternate Assessment, and Standards-based Tests in Spanish, visit the Student Score Reporting web page. (Posted 07/24/18)
  5. The Preliminary Indicator Communications Toolkit for Science Assessments is now available on the California Department of Education CAASPP System external icon web page. The toolkit includes key messages, a reporting timeline, frequently asked questions, letter templates, and other tools to assist local educational agencies in communicating about the preliminary indicators. (Posted 4/5/18)
  6. 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

  • 2018-19 CAASPP/ELPAC Pretest Workshop January 2019 (See the calendar for exact dates.)
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Testing in California

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

LEAs are administering the following tests in 2018–19:

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

Spanish assessments (grades three through eight and high school):

  • California Spanish Assessment