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State Testing Information

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP is the new state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. This year, CAASPP includes computer-adaptive tests in English–language arts and mathematics as well as computer based test for science.

Last year, most students participated in our second year of computer-based testing. This allowed

students to experience computer-based testing and new types of questions. In addition, the test also helped evaluate how well districts technology systems could meet the demands of computer-based tests, and determine what resources teachers and schools would need to better prepare students for future assessments.

In moving forward, students will take the test in grades 3-8, and 11. Your school will be testing sometime within the window of May 1 – May 26, 2017. To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE)

Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web page at

Following the spring 2017 testing, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be sent home to parents and will include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English–language arts and mathematics, and other information.

As a parent or guardian, you may submit annually to your student’s school a written request to excuse your child from any or all parts of the CAASPP assessments for the school year.

If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Web page at

If you have any questions regarding your child's participation, please contact the school testing coordinator at 707-464-0320.


Paige Swan, Principal