California’s new assessment program, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), represents the next step in our state’s ambitious education remodeling project.
The new assessments enable parents and teachers to know how well students are learning the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s world.
The assessments that comprise the 2016 CAASPP administration are a mix of online and paper-pencil assessments.
The online component contains the Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics tests. The paper-pencil component includes CST/CMA/CAPA science tests and the optional STS for RLA.
Understanding the new assessment scores
It’s important to remember that results from the new assessments are only a component of our upgraded system, and just one way of measuring student progress, along with class assignments and report cards. Further adjustments will be needed along the way to help us make lasting progress – and both patience and persistence will be required to help our schools and students continue to succeed during this time of remodeling.
- NCSD 2015-16 CAASPP Test Result Comparison Documents
- Understanding Your Students 2015-2016 Score Reports
- View a sample report
- Understanding Your Students 2015-2016 Score Report Video
- New Test Score Guide Web page
- Take the practice test- An individual user account is not required to take the practice tests/use the GUEST login and session when prompted.
- California Department of Education Website
- A Family Guide to Understanding California's New Testing System Part 1
- A Family Guide to Understanding California's New Testing System Part 2
CDE Website Smarter Balanced Assessment System
Understanding Your Child's Student Score Report 2014-2015 Baseline Test Results Video
Portal for California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
Practice and Training Tests
Test Administration Resource Links
Big Ideas Math Curriculum
General Information CCSS Math
Live Math Binder (Cupertino School District)
Math Scribe -Free interactive online textbook for Common Core Algebra 1
Parent Handbook Mathematics Grades 6-8 Common Core State Standards California Public Schools
Parent Roadmaps to Common Core Math by Grade Level
Parent's Handbook- California's Common Core Standards (CCSS)
Parent Engagement Meetings Math FAQ's
Nevada City School District Math Committee Reports
Video- Why is Math Different Now? by Dr. Raj Shah