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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

On January 1, 2014, California Education Code Section 60640 established the CAASPP System of assessments.  The CAASPP-CalEDFacts Web page provides a more detailed overview of the system.  The CAASPP System includes the following required assessments and tools:

Click here for CAASPP resources for parents.

2017-2018 Test Windows (check with school for exact test dates):

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)   Test Window

Smarter Balanced - English language arts and mathematics

(computer adaptive testing)

Grades 3-8,11
April 23 - June 7, 2018

California Alternate Assessment (CAA) - English language arts and mathematics

(Specified eligibility in IEP)

Grades 3-8,11 April 23 - June 7, 2018
California Science Test (CAST) field test Grades 5, 8 & one hs grade TBD


A parent or guardian may submit a written request to the District to excuse a student from participation in part, or all, of the assessments under the CAASPP. (See Title 5 CCR section 852 and Education code 60604 and 60615).  The request must be submitted to the site principal.  The ability to make such a request applies only to the CAASPP testing.--updated 10/30/2015