• Accountability and State Testing

    On January 1, 2014, California Education Code Section 60640 established the CAASPP System of assessments. The CAASPP - CalEdFacts Web page provides a more detailed overview of the system. The CAASPP System (PDF) includes the following required assessments and additional resources.

    The State provides access for all to the CAASPP results at:  2016 CAASPP Results External link opens in new window or tab. (Posted 18-Oct-2016) – School, district, county, and statewide summary results.

    CAASPP Public Reporting Web Site – Frequently Asked Questions

    • Smarter Balanced Assessments – The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, Interim Assessments, and Digital Library are all part of the CAASPP System.
    • The California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics are given in grades three through eight and grade eleven. The 2017 spring pilot CAA for science will be given to students enrolled in grades five and eight and once in high school (i.e., grade ten, eleven, or twelve). The California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) for Science will no longer be administered. Only eligible students may participate in the administration of the CAAs.

    • California Science Tests (CAST) will be piloted in spring 2017. All students enrolled in grades five, eight will be administered the pilot 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. The California Standards Test (CST) and California Modified Assessment (CMA) for Science will no longer be administered.  
    A Video Explaining the Purposes of the CAASPP Assessment From a Student's Perspective. 
    Also available are State, County and District results for Physical Fitness at :
    Link to the California Department of Education website for the Physical Fitness Test.  A Program Overview, PFT information and test results can be viewed through this link.
    Results for English Learners by State, County and District can be found at California English Development Test (CELDT)
    Test results for the CELDT, a required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is other than English.
    The State is moving to a new test (ELPAC) in the Spring of the 2017-2018 school year.