Primary Language Assessment

As part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System of assessments, California offers the optional Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) for Reading/Language Arts, which are multiple-choice, paper-pencil tests that allow Spanish-speaking English learners to demonstrate their knowledge of the California content standards.

Separately, the California Spanish Assessment (CSA) is currently being developed to replace the optional STS. The CSA will be a computer-based assessment that is aligned to the California Common Core State Standards en Español.