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), and California Science Test (CAST) 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 for test administrators and test examiners.
If you are a student, access the Practice and Training Tests for the online tests.
Manuals and User Guides
|Practice and Training Test User Guide||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 DFA—Grade 3
CAA Practice Test DFA—Grade 4
CAA Practice Test DFA—Grade 5
CAA Practice Test DFA—Grade 6
CAA Practice Test DFA—Grade 7
CAA Practice Test DFA—Grade 8
CAA Practice Test DFA—Grade 11
|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.|
|CAA for Science Training Sample Embedded Performance Task—Grade 5 "Fossils" (Posted 10/17/17)||The CAA for Science Training Sample is the same type of embedded performance task (PT) that will be administered for the 2017–18 science alternate assessment pilot. The training sample should be administered one on one for students in any of the tested grades to familiarize both test examiners and students with the testing format. Like the CAA for Science pilot assessment, the training sample is an embedded PT that is administered following classroom instruction and is not administered through the online test delivery system.|
Scoring Guides for CAASPP: CAST, Smarter Balanced, and CAA Practice Tests
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)
CAST (Posted 11/06/17)—Note: The purpose of the CAST training test is to introduce students and test administrators to new item types. This is the second generation of CAST training test; future versions will include new items, accessibility supports, and other improvements.