Parent Notification Letter
Understanding Your Student’s CAASPP Results

Last spring, students in California participated in the statewide testing program, which is the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. The tests in the CAASPP System provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career. In grades three through eight and grade eleven, students take the Smarter Balanced online tests for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics.

The Smarter Balanced online tests are based on the new California Content Standards for mathematics and ELA. While last year’s test results provided parents with baseline information on how their children were performing in ELA and mathematics, in 2016 parents will be able to compare results across two years (2014–15 and 2015–16) and determine their child’s progress in meeting California’s rigorous academic standards. (Exception: Only one year of data will be reported for students in grade 3.)
If you would like more information about the score reports from the CAASPP System, please visit

Testing Schedules

caaspp2020 Assessment Schedule

Click on your child’s track to view their assessment schedule:




Testing Questions & Concerns

Testing Questions and concerns? Click here 

The Guide to your CAASPP Student Score Report
Understanding Your Child's Score Report Video

CAASPP: Keeping California’s Students on Track for College and Career

This video provides a description of each section of the Student Score Report in video format.

Parent Guide to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments

Provides an overview of the assessment, an explanation of how the assessment differs from the old STAR test, and a variety of sample questions.

Understanding Guide. 

CSU Guide to College Readiness – provides students who took the 11th grade test with information about how the CAASPP EAP Status indicates placement at California State Universities and California Community Colleges.

Assessment Exemption Form