Test Administrator and Test Examiner Resources for the Online Practice and Training Tests

These resources support the online practice and training tests for Smarter Balanced, California Alternate Assessments (CAAs), California Science Test (CAST), and California Spanish Assessment only. Do not use any of these manuals, scoring guides, or performance task rubrics when you administer the summative assessments.

If you are a test administrator or test examiner, access the online Practice and Training Site external icon for test administrators and test examiners.

If you are a student, access the Practice and Training Tests external icon for the online tests.

Manuals and User Guides

Practice Test Manuals and User Guides
Resource Description
Practice and Training Test User Guide external icon The Practice and Training Test User Guide provides instructions on accessing and using the Smarter Balanced practice and training tests.
Training Test Directions for Administration (DFA) for the California Alternate Assessments (CAA) The CAA Training Test DFA provides an overview of the CAAs and instructions to use when administering the training tests for the CAAs for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics.

CAA Practice Test DFAs

Grade Three
Grade Four
Grade Five
Grade Six
Grade Seven
Grade Eight
Grade Eleven
A CAA Practice Test DFA provides an overview of the CAAs and instructions to use when administering the grade-level practice tests for the CAAs for ELA and mathematics.

Scoring Guides for CAASPP: CAST, Smarter Balanced, CAA Practice Tests, and CSA

Select a grade level to see the grade-specific scoring guides for individual download, and check the "Show all scoring guides" box to see all the scoring guides.

California Science Test (CAST)

Note: This is the third generation of the CAST training test and includes accessibility supports.

Smarter Balanced Scoring Rubrics

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 11

California Alternate Assessment (CAA)

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 11

California Spanish Assessments

Guides in English

Guides in Spanish

Performance Task Writing Rubrics