CA Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (caaspp)

The caaspp program is the California State standardized testing program for all public schools. The program consists of criterion-referenced tests, including the SBAC standardized tests in ELA and Math for grades 3-11, the California Standards Tests for Science (CST), the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), the California Modified Assessment (CMA) and the standards based test in Spanish (STS).

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

The SBAC test measures the achievement of California content standards in English-language arts and mathematics for grades 3-11, science for grades 5 and 8, and history for grade 8.

The California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)

The CAPA measures the achievement of California content standards in English-language arts, mathematics, and science. This alternate assessment is for students who have significant cognitive disabilities and cannot take the CSTs even with accommodations or modifications in grades 3-11.

The California Modified Assessment (CMA)

The CMA measures the achievement of California content standards in English-language arts, mathematics, and science. This assessment is for students with disabilities who meet CMA eligibility criteria approved by the State Board of Education in grades 3-5.

The Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS)

The STS measures the achievement of California content standards in reading-language arts and mathematics in Spanish. This assessment is for Spanish speaking English learners in grades 3-7.

California Writing Test

The Writing Test is given to all students in grades 4, and 7. The writing test addresses the writing application standards. In grade 4, the writing application standards require students to produce four types of writing; narratives, summaries, information reports, and responses to literature. At grade 7, the writing application standards require students to produce five types of writing: narratives, persuasive essays, summaries, responses to literature, and research reports.

California Physical Fitness Test

The Physical Fitness Test is given to all students in grades 5, 7, and 9. The test consists of three components: 1)aerobic capacity 2)body composition and 3)muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility.

California English Language Development Test (CELDT)

The CELDT is given to new students to the school whose Home Language survey indicates a language other than English. The exam is also administered to students who have previously been tested and been identified as English Learners (EL)

 

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