CAASPP Testing Beginning in May for Grades 3-5

Based on the SBE’s action, the current Spring administration of the CAASPP has been adjusted to provide additional flexibility as follows:
1. The assessment has been shortened by about an hour and a half for both mathematics and English language arts.
2. Remote test administration has been enabled – allowing students to complete the assessment remotely from home.
The CAASPP tests continue to provide embedded universal tools and accommodations to ensure each student is able to fully engage with the test.
The dates for your child’s testing will be given to you by their teacher. Parents/guardians will receive their student’s CAASPP score report from the 2020-2021 administration as the scores are made available.
As this year’s assessment dates approach, please keep in mind that no single test provides a complete picture of your child’s abilities. When combined with grades, classroom activities, and
unit quizzes and tests, annual assessments can provide important information about a student’s academic growth. State assessments also provide valuable information about the performance of our schools and the district as a whole. However, it is important to note that state test results do not affect student grades or promotion.
You are an important part of your child’s education. Some things you can do to help your child prepare for testing are:
  • Connect with your child’s teacher to understand expectations.
  • Encourage your child to try their best on each question.
  • Remind your child that it’s OK not to know answers to some questions.
  • Encourage your child to answer all questions by making an educated guess when they are not sure about what the correct answer is.
  • Create a quiet place where your child can take the test (if taking the test at home).
  • Remind your child that the test results are only one way to show learning.
  • Do not attempt to help your child during the test by clarifying instructions or providing answers to questions.