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California Assessment of Progress and Performance (CAASPP)

California's statewide student assessment system.
On January 1, 2014, California Education Code Section 60640 established the CAASPP System of assessments. The CAASPP System includes the following required assessments: 
  • Smarter Balanced Assessments – The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, Interim Assessments, and Digital Library are all part of the CAASPP System.  This Spring, students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 will take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics.
  • The California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics are given in grades three through eight and grade eleven. The CAA for Science is given to students in grades 5, 8, 10 and 12. Only eligible students may participate in the administration of the CAAs.
  • California Science Tests (CAST) Students will be administered the CAST field test in grades 5, 8, 10 and 12. The CAST is aligned with the California Next Generation Science Standards.
Carver ES ~ April 25 - May 6, 2022
Valentine ES ~ May 2 - May 20, 2022

Huntington Middle ~ May 4 - May 12, 2022


San Marino High ~  March 1, 8, & 15, 2022


For additional CAASPP testing information specific to your child's school, please contact the school's administration.


In preparation for the summative assessments, the California State Board of Education approved the continued use of the adjusted blueprints for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics for the 2021-22 administration. The computer adaptive test portions of the blueprints were reduced by approximately 50 percent in each claim compared to the blueprints used prior to 2020-21. The blueprints for the performance tasks were not adjusted. The detailed blueprints of the adjusted forms used in 2020-21 and the full forms used in prior years can be found on the Smarter Content Explorer website.
Reporting for the 2021-22 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for ELA and mathematics will be similar to the reporting done in 2020-21.
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