California Alternate Assessment (CAA)

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About CAA

  • The California Alternate Assessments (CAA) in English–language arts (ELA) and mathematics are to be administered to students in grades 3–8 and 11 whose individualized education program (IEP) teams have determined that the student’s cognitive disabilities prevent him or her from taking the online CAASPP Smarter Balanced assessments. This population of students has, in previous years, been assigned to take the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) for ELA and mathematics.

    Like the CAPA, the CAA are delivered one on one by a qualified CAA Test Examiner familiar to the student.