Important Updates

CAASPP systems are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. See the CAASPP Planned System Downtime Web page for additional information.

Latest News and Tips for the CAASPP Administration

  1. Registration is now open for Educational Testing Service’s series of in-person Digital Library and Interim Assessment Clinics and Interim Assessment Hand Scoring Workshops for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. See the e-mail announcement for dates and locations. (Posted 8/15/16.)
  2. Online CAASPP systems will experience downtime from 5 p.m. Pacific time (PT) on Friday, August 26, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday, September 11, 2016. See the CAASPP—Scheduled System Downtime for the 2016–17 School Year Transition e-mail for additional details. (Posted 7/28/16.)
  3. 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.)

California Testing in 2015–16

California local educational agency (LEA) testing coordinators can use this Web site to find helpful information, instructions, training, forms, and external links for the 2015–16 test administration.

LEAs are administering three types of tests in 2015–16:

Smarter Balanced Tests:
  • English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade eleven
California Alternate Assessments
  • Tests in English–language arts and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade eleven
Paper-pencil tests:
  • California Standards Tests (CSTs) for Science—grades five, eight, and ten
  • California Modified Assessment (CMA) for Science—grades five, eight, and ten who meet the eligibility requirements to take this instead of a CST for Science
  • California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) for Science—grades five, eight, and ten who meet the CAPA requirements
  • Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) for Reading/Language Arts—grades two through eleven (optional)