The Testing and Accountability page of the California Department of Education’s website provides information on student academic achievement and program requirements.
Highlights include information about:
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, which became inoperative on July 1, 2013.
In 2015 CAASPP included the following assessments:
In California, all students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 will participate in the 2015 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. All eligible students are required to participate in a field test of these new, online assessments in spring 2015.
The California Science Test (CAST) is an online test based on the California Next Generation Science Standards. All local educational agencies (LEAs) with eligible students in grades five and eight will administer a pilot CAST. LEAs with eligible students in high school (i.e., students in grades ten, eleven, or twelve) will be pre-selected and only one grade will participate in the spring 2017 pilot. The CAST pilot uses the current California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test delivery system and will only be administered online. Students will not receive scores for the pilot test; however, student participation data will be collected and reported for accountability.
The optional STS are multiple-choice tests that allow Spanish-speaking English learners in grades 2 through 11 to demonstrate their knowledge of the California content standards by taking a reading/language arts (RLA) assessment in their primary language. STS items are developed by biliterate, bilingual California educators and test developers.
Provides descriptions of accommodations and designated supports.
Training videos and web archives can be found here.