Testing and Assessment
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assesses students in grades 3-8 and 11. The CAASPP system is designed to give information to teachers, students, and their families about what students know and are able to do and whether they are on track to be ready for success in college or career when they graduate from high school. Test results will help identify and address gaps in knowledge or skills early on so students get the support they need to be ready for success in higher grades. Students will take tests in English/Language Arts and Mathematics online using a computer. These tests are also known as the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will also take the California Science Tests (CAST) that align to the Next Generation Science Standards. In the next few years, other tests in other subjects like history-social science, art, and technology will also be added.