California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP):How are Our Systems Impacting Learners Progression towards College, Career & Life Readiness?


     
CAASPP Communication FAQs About Smarter Balanced
CDE addresses common questions that are asked about the Smarter Balanced Assessments including how they were developed and what the tests measure.
     
CDE addresses the Smarter Balanced Comprehensive Plan, the collaborative role of teachers to facilitate the changes being implemented to improve teaching and learning.



CDE's latest information about the new generation of English-language arts/Literacy and mathematics assessments.

The Digital Library provides subject- and grade-specific resources intended to help educators apply the formative assessment process during daily instruction. In addition, the Digital Library has collaboration features that allow users to rate materials and share their expertise with educators across the country. Pursuant to California Education Code Section 60642.6, the Digital Library is available to local educational agencies (LEAs) for use in K–12.

California State Board of Education voted unanimously, March 11, 2015, to delay using results of the 2014-15 Smarter Balanced test to tabulate school Academic performance Index scores for at least one more year.  Although the results will not be used on the state index, they will still be reported at the school, district, and state level, according to state board officials. 

EdSource: For Parents, a new way to view test scores, 2015 “The message we are sending is complex and multi-faceted,” said state board President Michael Kirst. “This is a new test that shouldn’t be compared with the old test. It’s a more difficult test with new standards, and the scoring levels are not as precise as they might appear.”

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