CAASPP Testing

CAASPP on Computer Graphic  

Testing Overview in California

English language arts/literacy & mathematics assessments (grades 3-8):
• Smarter Balanced
• California Alternate Assessments (CAAs)
Science assessments (grades 5 & 8):
• California Science Test
• CAA for Science
Spanish assessments (grades 3-8):
• California Spanish Assessment

New for Families: Starting Smarter Websites

On April 25, the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and Educational Testing Service, launched two new websites to help empower parents/guardians and families to become partners in their children’s academic success:


These family-focused websites provide resources to facilitate parents’/guardians’ understanding of the scores presented on their child’s Student Score Reports. Using these websites, families can become involved in their child’s educational progress and:

  • Learn more about the performance areas in each subject and grade.
  • See sample test questions.
  • Prepare for parent-teacher conferences with a useful downloadable guide.
  • Access high-quality resources to support learning at home.

Lemon Grove Schools CAASPP Start Dates:
  • Lemon Grove Academy Elem. | Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Lemon Grove Academy Mid. | Tuesday, May 714, 2019
  • Monterey Heights Elem. | Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Mount Vernon School | Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • San Altos Elem. | Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • San Miguel Elem. | Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Vista La Mesa Academy | Monday, May 6, 2019
California Testing Overview
The 2018–19 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress administration includes the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments; the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs), including the CAA for Science; the California Science Test (CAST); and the California Spanish Assessment (CSA).
Who can be a Learning Hero?
Every Parent.
You’ve got what it takes — you know your child best. But even superheroes need a team. We’re here to help you along the way — with information about State testing, classroom practice, standards, homework, and more.
CAASPP Practice Test

The CAASPP practice test site will allow you and your #LemonGroveLearner to preview how the test and questions will look on testing day,

CAASP Test Taking Tips

Give your child a chance to practice. If your child has trouble taking tests, try practicing test questions and studying new words. Keep the sessions short, and set small, manageable goals so that the extra practice boosts your child's confidence.
Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep. Many teachers report that students who don't do well on tests haven't gotten enough sleep, making sure your child has gotten enough sleep will ensure that your child is working at full capacity.
Adaptive Testing challenges your #LemonGroveLearner. The CAASPP assessment is a computerized adaptive test, which tailors questions to students' individual ability levels. This means your child may encounter more difficult questions as they progress through the test and should be encouraged to persevere. The strength of adaptive tests lies in their ability to provide a clear picture of a student's strengths and weaknesses in a given subject.
Remain positive. Talk about the test with your child to ease any scared or anxious feelings. Help them practice some relaxation techniques that they can try once they're taking the test.