General Information about CAASPP/Smarter Balanced Assessment
Each spring, students participate in standardized achievement testing in our schools as part of the CA Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). In California, along with many other states, students take the online, computer-based Smarter Balanced Assessment, which is designed to give us information about their understanding and application of Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.
Taking a Look at the Test
If you are interested in taking a closer look at what the assessment looks like and the kinds of questions that your child will encounter, go to this link: Smarter Balanced Assessment Practice & Training Tests. Once there, click on the green 'Student Interface Practice and Training Test’ button, sign in as a guest, and select a grade. You will then be able select a test to take - Practice tests, training tests and performance tasks in English Language Arts, Math and Science (5th & 8th grade only), as well as Alternative Assessment practice tests and training tests
Ongoing information about the Smarter Balanced Assessment will be shared with you in the upcoming weeks. Feel free to learn more by visiting http://www.smarterbalanced.org/