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.
CAA for Science Training Performance Task Directions for Administration The CAA for Science Training Performance Task DFA provides an overview of the CAA for Science and instructions to use when administering the Training Performance Task.

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

California Science Test (CAST)

Training Tests

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

Practice Tests

California Spanish Assessments

Training Tests

Practice Tests

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

Performance Task Writing Rubrics