CAASPP Parent Information

  • The Smarter Balanced Assessments are the comprehensive end-of-year assessments in English Language Arts/literacy and mathematics that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics and measure progress toward college and career readiness.  The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing – efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and timely turnaround of results.  All students in grades three through eight and grade eleven take these assessments, with the exception of those students who have an individualized education program that designates the use of an alternate assessment. 

    Parent Resources Links

    • Starting Smarter Website for Parents
      • Understanding Your CAASPP Student Score Report
        • California Department of Education created a website for parents and students to help them better understand the Student Score Report, which details the student's standardized testing results.  
    • Parent Guides to Understanding the CAASPP System