Every year, California students take several statewide tests. When combined with other measures such as grades, classwork, and teacher observations, these tests give families and teachers a more complete picture of their child’s learning. You can use the results to identify where your child is doing well and where they might need more support.
Your child may be taking one or more of the following tests:
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Math
California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and Math
California Science Test (CAST)
California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science
English Language Proﬁciency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
Physical Fitness Test assessments
Pursuant to California Education Code Section 60615, parents/guardians may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of the CAASPP assessments. This exemption does not exist for the ELPAC or Physical Fitness Test.
School sites will develop a schedule for when these assessments will be administered.