CAASPP Spring 2019 Testing Schedule


       3rd-5th Grade Testing

      6th-8th Grade Testing

       April 8-12



       April 5-19

       No Testing

     No Testing

       April 22-26

       No Testing

      No Testing

       April 29-May 4 

       2 - MS Open House

       4th Grade ELA

       5th Grade ELA

      6-8th Grade ELA


       May 6-10

       4th Grade Math

       5th Grade Math

       6-8th Grade Math

       May 13-17


       3rd Grade ELA

       4th Grade Make-Up Testing

       5th Grade Make-Up Testing

      Make-Up Testing (Math Placement)

       May 20-24

       3rd Grade Math

       5th Grade Science 


       May 28-31

       3rd Grade 

       Make-Up Testing

       8th Grade Science

       June 3-7

       6 - Elem Open House

       Make-Up Testing


       June 10-13

       Final Week of School

       Final Week of School


    Information about California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)/Smarter Balanced Assessment Testing 

    California’s Academic Standards – the things we want students to know and be able to do – are designed so students graduate well prepared for college and their career path. One way we measure their progress is through the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessments. Students across California in grades 3-8 and high school take these assessments each spring. These tests were created specifically to gauge each student’s performance in English Language Arts/literacy (ELA), mathematics, and science. These tests measure the skills called for by the academic standards, including the ability to write clearly, think critically, and solve problems.
    In the next couple of months, 3rd-8th grade students will take Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for ELA and mathematics.  In addition, 5th and 8th grade students will take the California Science Test – Pilot Test.

    Because CAASPP tests are given statewide, they provide an opportunity to measure the skills of all students against the same academic standards. Given online, the tests are computer-adaptive, allowing more precise measurement of individual skills.

    Smarter Balanced Assessments

    The Smarter Balanced ELA and mathematics tests reflect California’s rigorous academic standards and allow students to demonstrate analytical writing and critical thinking skills as well as their knowledge of facts. In 2017, parents will be able to compare results across three years (2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17) to determine their child’s progress in meeting the standards. (Exceptions: Only two years of data will be reported for students in grade 4, and only one year of data will be reported for students in grades three.)

    To learn more about these tests, please visit the California Department of Education’s (CDE) Test Score Guide Web site at http://www.testscoreguide.org/ca, which provides informative guides and test score descriptions as well as sample test items at different levels of difficulty.

    Another great resource are the Practice and Training Tests, which can be found on the CDE’s Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp. Here, parents can experience the kinds of questions that students will encounter on the tests.

    If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation in statewide assessments, please speak with your principal at your child's school.