Statewide Assessment

The Testing and Accountability page of the California Department of Education’s website provides information on student academic achievement and program requirements.
California Dept. of Ed - Testing & Accountability

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is California's new statewide student assessment system. The CAASPP System was established on January 1, 2014 and replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program.
CAASPP Homepage

English Language Arts/Literacy 


In California, all students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 will participate in the Smarter Balanced tests, which include both ELA and mathematics content areas. These tests are administered online.
The CAA for English–language arts and mathematics tests are individually administered to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 who have significant cognitive disabilities and determined by the IEP team.

Students in kindergarten through grade twelve whose home language is not English are required by law to be assessed in English language proficiency (ELP). In California, the ELP assessment is the ELP

ELPAC Information Guide 
Student Assessment Accessibility for the ELPAC graphic 



How Will My Child Participate in State Testing?