Each spring, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).
This year, your child will take the following test(s), dependingon his or her grade level:
- Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/lteracy
- Smarter balanced Summative Assessment in Mathematics
The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are online tests that measure what your child knows and is able to do. The tests include many different tyes of questions that allow students to interact wit the test questions. Results help indentify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.
California is in the process of implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards. As part of that implementation, students in grades five, eight, and high school will take a new test called the California Science test, or CAST.
To learn more about Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, go to the the California Deptarment of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web page at
You can look sample test questions on the practice tests, which can be found on the CAASPP Web portal at