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Statewide Assessment

The Testing and Accountability page of the California Department of Education’s website provides information on student academic achievement and program requirements.
California Dept. of Ed - Testing & Accountability

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is California's statewide student assessment system. 
CAASPP Homepage

The English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC).

ELPAC Homepage

Accessibility Graphics 

2021-22 California Student Assessment Accessibility for English Language Arts 
2021-22 California Student Assessment Accessibility for Mathematics 
2021-22 California Student Assessment Accessibility for Science 

2021-22 California Student Assessment Accessibility for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for CA (ELPAC)
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In California, all students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 will participate in the Smarter Balanced tests, which include both ELA and mathematics content areas. These tests are administered online.


The California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for English–language arts and mathematics tests are individually administered to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 who have significant cognitive disabilities and determined by the IEP team.

Parent Guide to Understanding the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) English Spanish

The California Science Test (CAST) and for students with significant cognitive disabilities and determined by the IEP team, the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) in Science will be administered to students in grades 5, 8 and high school.

Students in kindergarten through grade twelve whose home language is not English are required by law to be assessed in English language proficiency (ELP). In California, the ELP assessment is called the Enlgish Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC).  Students with significant cognitive disabilities will be assessed using the Alternate ELPAC.

ELPAC Parent Information Guide 

Alternate ELPAC Parent Information Guide

 

 

 

How Will My Child Participate in State Testing?

PRESENTATION AND HANDOUTS

SELPA CAC Parent Alert:

How will my child with special needs participate in Standardized Achievement Testing?
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CA Assessments - Powerpoints
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Parent/Guardian's Guide to the California Alternate Assessment: Decision to participate


Parent Guide to Understanding the Physical Fitness Test

Parent Guide to Understanding the California Spanish Assessment (CSA) English Spanish