Student Score Report Options

Beginning with the 2018–19 school year, Student Score Reports (SSRs) will be available electronically, and school districts will have options for providing SSRs to parents/guardians.

Options for Providing Student Score Reports

Depending upon your district’s unique factors, one option may be preferable over another, or you may want to consider a combined approach to providing SSRs to parents/guardians. There are four options for accessing and providing SSRs to parents/guardians:

  1. Access Electronic SSRs Using a Locally Provided Parent or Student Portal
  2. Download Student Score Reports from the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) and Make Available Electronically Via a Secure Local Method
  3. Download SSRs from TOMS, Print, and Make Available Locally
  4. Purchase Paper SSRs from Educational Testing Service (ETS)

View the Electronic Student Score Reports Communications Toolkit to learn more about how to communicate this transition to parents and guardians.
View the Electronic Student Score Reports Options Flyer to determine the best option(s) for your LEA.
View the Porterville Case Study to see how an LEA successfully implemented electronic student score reports.
View the Student Score Report Options Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

Electronic Score Reporting Video

This video provides an introduction to electronic score reporting and an overview of its benefits. You can view this video online or download it. If your LEA plans to provide Student Score Reports electronically through a locally provided parent or student portal, consider downloading and posting this video to your website to communicate with parents and guardians about electronic Student Score Reports.

Student Score Report Information

LEAs will receive two copies of the SSRs within a set, either two in English, or one in English and one in the student’s primary language if that language is Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin (traditional Chinese), or Filipino.

With most LEAs providing student score reports electronically, the guides to understanding SSRs, intended to be mailed with the paper SSR, will not be produced. To view a sample student score report for each of the content areas, visit the CAASPP Sample Student Score Report web page and the ELPAC Sample Student Score Report web page.

SSR Type Pages Per SSR Estimated Release
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for English language arts/literacy and mathematics 4 May 2019
California Science Test (CAST) 2 January 2020
California Spanish Assessment (CSA) 2 January 2020
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) 2 May 2019

New for Families: Starting Smarter Websites

In addition, the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and Educational Testing Service, launched two new websites to help empower parents/guardians and families to become partners in their children’s academic success:

These family-focused websites provide resources to facilitate parents’/guardians’ understanding of the scores presented on their child’s Student Score Reports. Using these websites, families can become involved in their child’s educational progress and:

  • Learn more about the performance areas in each subject and grade.
  • See sample test questions.
  • Prepare for parent-teacher conferences with a useful downloadable guide.
  • Access high-quality resources to support learning at home.