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CAASPP Testing

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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.

 Learn more about the new student assessments. 

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.  



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