California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is the 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.  The CAASPP administration includes the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (SBAC); the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs), including the CAA for Science; the California Science Test (CAST); and the California Spanish Assessment (CSA).

CAASPP 2024 District Testing Window:  February 26 - May 31, 2024. (Schools set their own testing windows within the district testing window.)

For the 2024 spring administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests in English language arts and mathematics.  Students in grades 5, 8, and once in high school will take the California Science Test (CAST).  Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, and whose individualized education program (IEP) team has designated the use of an alternate assessments, will take the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) in place of SBAC and CAST.  Students enrolled in the Spanish Dual Immersion program in grades 6 and 7 will also take the California Spanish Assessment (CSA).  If you would like more information regarding your school’s schedule, please contact your school’s main office.

Following the spring testing, students will receive individual score reports electronically via either the Illuminate Parent Portal or the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  More information about accessing these reports can be found on the CAASPP Student Score Reports FUSD website.  Reports will include an overall score, and description of the student’s achievement level for English language arts, mathematics, and science if applicable. If you would like more information, please visit the California Department of Education's Parent's Guide to Understanding the CAASPP.

Pursuant to California Education Code 60615, parents/guardians may exempt their child from taking CAASPP assessments.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation, please contact your school’s principal.