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State Testing

Smarter Balanced

Smarter Balanced (ELA, Mathematics), CAAs (ELA Mathematics) - Grades 3-8 and 11

  March 1, 2024 - May 3, 2024    
The assessments that comprise the  2019-20 CAASPP administration are computer-adaptive tests and performance tasks that allow students to show what they know and can do. This system is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics.

CAST (California Science Test) - Grades 5, 8, and High School

March 1, 2024 - May 3, 2024  
California Science Test (CAST)—aligned with the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS)—and California Alternate Assessment for Science—linked to the CA NGSS performance expectations.

CAA (California Alternate Assessment for Science) - Grades 5, 8, High School

October 9, 2023 - May 23, 2024

The CAA for Science is administered to all eligible students in grades five and eight and one time in high school in grades ten, eleven, or twelve. The CAA for Science is administered as four separate embedded performance tasks (PTs) that are integrated into each student’s instruction.

Please check with your child's school site for specific testing dates and times.