California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System was established on January 1, 2014. The CAASPP System replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program, which became inoperative on July 1, 2013.
CAASPP Administration Overview
The CAASPP is used to measure California’s new academic standards—what we want students to know and be able to do—are designed so students graduate ready for college and a career. These tests were created specifically to gauge each student’s performance in mathematics and English language arts/literacy as he or she develops—grade by grade—the skills called for by the standards, including the ability to write clearly, think critically, and solve problems. Teachers, business leaders, and public colleges and universities all support these long-term learning goals, because they reflect what students need to be prepared for the career and college experiences that await them.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three components:
- Summative Assessments - designed for accountability purposes.
- Interim Assessments - designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year.
- Formative Assessments - supported by professional learning and instructional resources located in the Digital Library.