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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

 

CAPA or CAPA-replacement ELA/Math: TBA

 

Testing window regulations

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

 

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CAASPP

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

Signed into law on October 2, 2013, AB 484 (Bonilla) establishes 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:

Grades 3-8, 11: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Computer-based Assessments in English-Language Arts and Math (Computer Adaptive Assessments - CAT and Performance Tasks - PT)

 

Grades 5, 8, 10: Grade-level Paper-based Science Assessment

(California Standards Test - CST, California Modified Assessment - CMA, or California Alternate Performance Assessment - CAPA)

 

Undetermined Grades: field test of new alternate performance assessment for students with severe disabilities

 

Grade Level

English-Language Arts


SBAC Online Assessments

Math


SBAC Online Assessments

Science


California Standards Test (CST),

California Modified Assessment (CMA),

or California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)

3, 4, 5

CAT (44 items, 90 mins)

PT (3 items + essay, 2 hrs)

CAT (31 items, 90 mins)

PT (6 items, 1 hr)

Grade 5 only: CST (66 items, 2 hrs, 20 mins)

or CMA (57 items, 2 hrs)

or CAPA (12 items, 45 mins)

6, 7, 8

CAT (45 items, 90 mins)

PT (3 items + essay, 2 hrs)

CAT (31 items, 2 hrs)

PT (6 items, 1 hr)

Grade 8 only: CST (66 items, 2 hrs)

or CMA (63 items, 2 hrs)

or CAPA (12 items, 45 mins)

10

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CST (66 items, 2 hrs)

or CMA (66 items, 2 hrs)

or CAPA (12 items, 45 mins)

11

CAT (44 items, 2 hrs)

PT (3 items + essay, 2 hrs)

CAT (33 items, 2 hrs)

PT (6 items, 90 mins)

 

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.

CAASPP Resources