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Smarter Balanced Website
http://www.smarterbalanced.org

 

Common Core Information
http://www.livermoreschools.com
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California Department of Education
http://www.cde.ca.gov/


 

Testing

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Each spring, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

This year, your child will take the following test(s), depending on his or her grade level:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy (grades three through eight and grade eleven)
  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in mathematics (grades three through eight and grade eleven)

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are online tests that measure what your child knows and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.


California is in the process of implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards. As part of that implementation, students in grades five, eight, eleven and twelve will take a new test called the California Science Test, or CAST.


To learn more about either the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, go to the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.


You can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal at http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html.


For information on specific dates and times when your child will take the test in each subject, please contact your school office.


Sincerely,
Kevin Grier
Director, Curriculum & Special Projects

Spanish version                           CAA Parent Notification Letter

 

Understanding Your Child's Score Report

Sample Score Report
Additional resources to help parents and guardians interpret the results and better understand the CAASPP Student Score Report can be found here.

 


 

How can I help my child get ready for the CAASPP?


 

You are an important part of your child’s education. Some things you can do to help your child are:

 

  • Talk about the test with your child. Make sure they are not scared or anxious.
     
  • Tell your child that you and his or her teacher have high expectations and that you are both there to help, every step of the way.
     
  • Take a practice test with your child.
     
  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast before testing.