CALIFORNIA ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND PROGRESS (CAASPP)
Smarter Balanced - Grades 3rd - 8th and 11th
The Smarter Balanced assessment system utilizes computer-adaptive tests and performance tasks that allow student to show what they know and are able to do. This system is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. The Smarter Balanced assessment system has three components designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year: the summative assessments, the interim assessments, and the Digital Library of formative assessment tools.
For more information visit CAASPP: Keeping California's Students on Track for College and Career http://testscoreguide.org/ca/
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) will be the successor to the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The CELDT is the current required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English.
State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of English language proficiency to eligible students in kindergarten (or year one of a two-year kindergarten program, sometimes referred to as "transitional kindergarten") through grade twelve. The California Department of Education (CDE) is transitioning from the CELDT to the ELPAC as the state English language proficiency assessment by 2018. The ELPAC will be aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards, and will be comprised of two separate English language proficiency assessments:
- an initial identification of students as English learners
- an annual summative assessment to measure a student's progress in learning English and to identify the student's ELP level.