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Smarter Balanced Testing

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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

California’s assessment program, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), represents the next step in our state’s ambitious education remodeling project. 

These assessments enable parents and teachers to know how well students are learning the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s world. Learn more about the new student assessments. 

Understanding assessment scores 
It’s important to remember that results from the assessments are only a component of our upgraded system, and just one way of measuring student progress, along with class assignments and report cards. Further adjustments will be needed along the way to help us make lasting progress – and both patience and persistence will be required to help our schools and students continue to succeed during this time of remodeling. 

Opt-Out Information Education Code 60615

Parental Opt-Out

In accordance with California Education Code 60615, a parent request to opt-out of Smarter Balanced Testing, submitted to the school in writing prior to the start of testing, shall be granted.

How to Prepare

The links below can help you to get a feel for what will be on the tests your students will be taking

Types on the Smarter Balanced Assessments

How to Practice for Testing

Help your students practice for the new assessments using the links below for help:

How to use the Practice tests