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District CAASPP Coordinator

For information about the CAASPP program (formerly known as STAR) please contact:

Shani Keller
Educational Research and Accountability
701 N. Madison Street
Stockton, CA   95202
(209) 933-7105

 

CAASPP

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

Signed into law on October 2, 2013, AB 484 (Bonilla) established the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessment system. The CAASPP system replaces the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program.

 

The primary purpose of the CAASPP system is to assist teachers, administrators, and pupils and their parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types. The CAASPP will be implemented over multiple school years by the California Department of Education. 

For the 2014-15 school year, CAASPP is comprised of the following:

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Computer-based Assessments

  • Grades 3-8 and 11,
  • English-language Arts and Mathematics tests, each with
  • Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)* section and
  • Performance Task (PT)** section

Grade-level Paper-based Science Assessment

  • Grades 5, 8, and 10
  • California Standards Test (CST), or
  • If specified in student IEP, California Modified Assessment (CMA) or California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)

Field Test of new (as yet undetermined) Alternate Performance Assessment

  • Grades 3-8 and 11,
  • English-language Arts and Mathematics tests

*CAT: Computer Adaptive Test, where the computer presents more/less difficult items based on student response to previous items for a more precise measurement of student achievement 

**PT: Performance Task, assessment comprised of series of constructed response and/or essay items related to a single task or topic.  SBAC PTs are preceded by a 30-minute classroom activity.

2014-15 CAASPP Testing Windows

SBAC ELA and Math

Grades 3-8: March 4 - May 22

Grade 11: April 15 - May 22

 

CST/CMA/CAPA Science

Grades 5/8/10: April 9 - May 12

 

Links:

Site Testing Calendar Options

Testing window regulations

Coordinator Training

2015 CAASPP Assessments

2015 CAASPP Assessments