CAASPP testing occurs annually during the spring semester and follows CDE’s annual guidelines. Currently, these include:
- Smarter Balanced (SBAC) testing for students in grades 3-8 and grade 11.
- California Alternate Assessment (CAA)
- California Science Test (CAST) field testing for students in grades 5, 8, and high school.
We encourage all students taking the Smarter Balanced tests to get familiar with the practice tests. They are available on the following link: Smarter Balanced Practice & Training Tests. For the best user experience, it is highly recommended to download and use CAASPP’s Secure Browser. Please download the secure browser for the correct operating system by clicking on the link above.
California Science Tests (CAST)
All students enrolled in grades five, eight will be administered the CAST field test. High school students will be selected by grade to participate once (i.e., grade ten, eleven, or twelve). This new assessment is aligned with the California Next Generation Science Standards.
More information on the CAST test is available on the California Department of Education’s website.
The ELPAC practice tests give students, parents and families, teachers, administrators, and others the opportunity to become familiar with the types of test questions on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). These practice tests include examples of all of the types of test questions that may appear in the actual Summative Assessment at each grade or grade span. In an actual test setting, an Examiner’s Manual, a Test Book, and/or an Answer Book are used. The test questions in the Practice Test are reproduced from these test materials. Click here to locate your grade level ELPAC Practice Test!