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California Department of Education




Dear Parent or Guardian of LVJUSD Student:

We truly appreciate our students, their hard work, and the support of our LVJUSD families. Recognizing that there are multiple measures of success, one of these measures is the State’s assessment system. Each year, our students participate in State testing, which helps to showcase their progress on the new California Content Standards. The current State-testing program is the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. Like last year, CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English language arts and mathematics.

Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the computer adaptive tests in English language arts and mathematics, this spring. Students in grades 5, 8, and specifically selected grades in high school, will also take the pilot tests in science. (More information on this pilot test is included on a separate letter for students who will be participating in the pilot.) All testing will be conducted between April 18th and June 8th 2017. If you would like more information regarding your specific school’s testing schedule, please contact your school’s main office.

To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web page at www.caaspp.org. Choose ‘Practice and Training Tests’ and then choose ‘Student Interface Practice and Training Tests’. Your child may sign in as a guest user. This is a great opportunity for students to practice and prepare for testing, allowing them to truly showcase what they know on the CAASPP.

Following the spring 2017 testing, students will receive individual score reports, which are scheduled to be sent home to parents/guardians in late summer/early fall. This report will include an overall score and a description of the student’s achievement level for English language arts, mathematics and other information.

If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/. Also, for more detailed information and resources about the testing, please visit our district’s website at www.livermoreschools.com/testing.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact your child’s teacher or Heidi Novell, the District’s Assessment Technician, at (925) 606-3272



Amy Robbins
Director, Curriculum and Instruction

Spanish version

Estimated Testing Times

Grade Subject(s) being Tested Testing Time
3 - 4 English Language Arts/Literacy and Math 6 hours
5 English Language Arts, Math and Science (pilot) 7 hours
6 - 7 English Language Arts/Literacy and Math 6 1/2 hours
8 English Language Arts, Math and Science (pilot) 7 1/2 hours

GHS - Grade 10

Science (pilot) 1 hour
GHS - Grade 11 English Language Arts/Literacy and Math 8 1/2 hours
LHS, DV & Vineyard Grade 11 English Language Arts, Math and Science (pilot) 7 1/2 hours

Del Valle & Vineyard

Grade 12

Science (pilot) 1 hour


Understanding Your Child's Score Report

Sample Score Report

Additional resources available to help parents and guardians interpret the results and better understand the CAASPP Student Score Report can be found here:  http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppssrinfo.asp