CAASPP Purpose and Content
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) administration consists of all online assessments. These assessments consists of the following:
Smarter Balanced Assessments
The majority of students in grades 3-8 and 11 will participate in the Smarter Balanced assessments, which include both English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics content areas.
California Alternate Assessment (CAA)
The CAA are English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics assessments that are administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities who are unable to take the Smarter Balanced Assessments even with designated supports and/or accommodations.
California Science Test (CAST)
The CAST is administered to the majority of students in grades 5, 8, 11, and to those students in grade 12 not accessed in grade 11.
California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science
The CAA for Science tests are individually administered assessments for students in grades 5, 8, and 11, and to those students in grade 12 not accessed in grade 11 who have significant cognitive disabilities and who are unable to take the CAST even with designated supports and/or accommodations.
California Spanish Assessment (CSA)
The CSA is administered to Spanish-speaking English Learners in grades 3-8 and high school who meet one of the following two criteria: 1) Student is receiving instruction in the language of the assessment; and/or 2) Student is seeking a measure of his or her primary language achievement (reading, writing, and listening).