The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is California’s statewide assessment, replacing the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) in 2014. It consists of online and paper-based assessments. This spring, for the end-of-year test, students in the Roseville City School District will be assessed in ELA (English Language Arts), mathematics and science. Students in grades 3 – 8 will take the ELA and Math assessment and the Science assessments will be administered to students in grades 5 and 8. The district’s testing window is April 14 – May 27; the exact dates our school will be testing your students will be April 25th-May 24th. The students will not be testing the entire length of time. Your child’s teacher will let you know their exact dates.
Practice and training tests are available for your student (and parents) to try out the online assessments (Smarter Balanced) in ELA and Math. Each resource offers students an opportunity to experience items similar to what they will see on the operational Smarter Balanced assessments. The Science assessment will be taken as a paper-pencil test.
Parents, please encourage your child to go to www.caaspp.org and try out the training and practice tests. You can use this link, Practice and Training Tests, to accesses both the Practice and Training Tests portal. The Practice Tests provide students with grade-specific testing experiences that are similar in structure and format to the Summative Assessments. The Training Tests provide students with the opportunity to quickly become familiar with the software and interface features. The Training Tests are organized by grade-bands (e.g., 3–5).
If you have any questions about CAASPP, please contact our school’s CAASPP site coordinator and/or principal.