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Parent Links for CAASPP 2016 – 2017

The Summative Assessments are comprehensive end-of-year tests that measures academic achievement and student progress in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA and Mathematics. These summative assessments are administered to all students in grades 3 – 8 and 11 during the spring season.

CAASP Letters to Parents

This letter notifies parents/guardians of the details for the 2016 – 2017 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing experience.

Smarter Balance Summative Assessment and California Science Test Grades 3 – 8 Parent/Guardian Notification Letter

California Alternative Assessment (CAA)

This letter notifies parents/guardians of the details of the 2016 – 2017 California Alternative Assessment (CAA) testing program.

California Alternative Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy, Mathematics and Science Parent Notification Letter

California Science Test (CAST)

This letter provides information to parents/guardians regarding this year’s pilot of the new statewide California Science Test (CAST) for 5th grade and how to access a Science Practice Test.

California Science Test Pilot and Practice Test Guide

Basic Facts About the California Science Test Pilot

CAASPP Student Score Report 2016 – 2017

This report shows how students in grades 3 – 8 and 11 will score on the CAASPP assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.

CAASPP Student Score Reports

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Results
Initial results from the 2015-16 administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) were released by the California Department of Education on August 24th, 2016. Student reports were mailed home to parents and/or guardians during the week of August 15th.
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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Informational Parent Video
The following video briefly explains the importance of the CAASPP assessment for students in California.
Smarter Balance Parent Video

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Information on the CAASPP system, the student score reports, and sample questions is available at the following website.
What Parents and Students Should Know About Smarter Balanced (English)

CAASPP Student Practice and Training Tests
Student Practice Tests and Training Tests

Parent Guide to Understanding the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments
This resource provides an overview of the CAASPP English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments and includes sample questions to help parents understand the categories students are assessed on:
Parent Guide Grades 3 -5
Parent Guide Grade 6

Understanding Your Student Score Report Video
The following video briefly explains the components of the CAASPP Individual Student Score Report.
Understanding Your student Score Report Video

Understanding Your Student Score Report Handouts
The following handouts explain in greater detail the 2015-16 CAASPP Student Score Report to parents and guardians. These guides are available in multiple languages.
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
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Additional Translations Fourth and Sixth Additional Translations Fourth and Sixth
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