The CAASPP assessments allow students to demonstrate analytical writing, critical thinking, and problem solving skills along with their knowledge of facts in ELA, mathematics, and science.
Results from the CAASPP assessments should not be compared to the scores previously received on the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program tests given in previous years. The CAASPP assessments involve very different types of test questions and a different approach to scoring.
Overall state and district results will be released in late August/early September. Individual student results will be mailed home to families in September. For further explanation of the CAASPP assessments and to help parents understand their child's results, review the grade level interpretation guides provided by the California Department of Education (CDE).
Understanding the results
After students take the Smarter Balanced assessments, their results are reported in two primary ways: scale scores and achievement levels. On this page, you can learn more about scores, as well as how achievement levels were determined and how they are used by educators and parents.
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