Each spring, students in grades three through eight participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).
This year, your child will take the following test(s) between May 2nd - May 16th:
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in mathematics
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in science (grades 5&8 only)
The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are online tests that measure what students know and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.
To learn more about either the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, go to the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/c.
You can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which
can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal at http://www.caaspp.org/practice....