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State Testing Info

Our State Testing began Monday, April 29th. Attendance and participation is critically important for our learning studio.  

Please review the following:

Each spring, students in grades 3-8 and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

Testing will begin April 29 and go through May 23.

This year, your child will take the following test(s), depending on his or her grade level:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy (grades 3-8, and 11)
  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in mathematics
  • (grades 3-8, and 11)

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are online tests that measure what your child knows and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow learners to interact with the test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.

California is in the process of implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards. As part of that implementation, students in grades five, eight, and high school will try out a new test called the California Science Test, or CAST.

To learn more about either the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, click here to visit the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding.

You can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal by clicking here.

 

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