California’s New Student Score Reports - CAASPP


Este vídeo le ayudará a usted y a su hijo a aprender sobre el nuevo “Reporte de Calificaciones del Estudiante” de California y de los resultados de los exámenes estandarizados de fin de año.

  • Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Reports - Guides for parent or guardian to help interpret the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) student score report.
  • CAASPP Student Score Report Guides

Assessment of State Standards

Teachers and parents need information about whether students are meeting the expectations set by the State Standards. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing an assessment system that will measure mastery of the State Standards and provide timely information about student achievement and progress toward college and career readiness. The Smarter Balanced Assessment System will give parents and students more accurate and actionable information about what students are learning. Because these assessments are computer adaptive, they will also provide better information about the needs and successes of individual students. Based on student responses, the computer program adjusts the difficulty of questions throughout the assessment. For example, a student who answers a question correctly will receive a more challenging item, while an incorrect answer generates an easier question.

Smarter Balanced Tests - Spring
 Chico Unified School District  administers the online assessment to  grades 3-8 & 11 in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.
The assessment are given during April and May and will a take a total of three to four hours of your child’s time per subject.
The assessment will be administered over multiple days.
Paper-pencil tests in science in grades 5, 8 and 10, will also be given and included in state reports.

If you would like more information about the Smarter Balanced Field Test, please visit the Smarter Balanced website at If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact your school Principal.

Parent Resources

Videos – Brief student videos gives key information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and how to get additional information about testing in the State of California.

Smarter Balanced Parents Factsheet (English)  External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) | Smarter Balanced Parents Factsheet (Spanish) (PDF)
This document describes how new tests based on the Common Core State Standards can help prepare students to graduate high school ready for college and the workplace.

Creating a Computer Adaptive Test (English) External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) | Creating a Computer Adaptive Test (Spanish) External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
This document describes the two criteria for creating an online, adaptive test and how the adaptive software works for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.

Accessibility and Accommodations: Meeting the Needs of all Students (English) External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) | Accessibility and Accommodations: Meeting the Needs of all Students (Spanish) External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
This document highlights the timeline for research and development that was key to the work behind creating online assessments that support learning for all students.

Practice and Training Tests External link opens in new window or tab. 
This link accesses both the Practice and Training Tests portal. The Practice Tests provide students with grade-specific testing experiences that are similar in structure and format to the Summative Assessments. The Training Tests provide students with the opportunity to quickly become familiar with the software and interface features. The Training Tests are organized by grade-bands (e.g., 3–5). 

Common Core State Standards Resources for Parents and Guardians 
These resources have been compiled for parents and guardians interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how to support their child's attainment of these standards.