Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. The California Technical Assistance Center will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018, for the Labor Day holiday. All phone calls and e-mails will be returned when the office reopens on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. (Posted 7/13/18)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)

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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 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)