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CAASPP - Smarter Balanced Assessments
Test Guide
Find out how to interpret your child's overall score and claim scores for English Language arts
and mathematics.  Check of the sample test items to better understand the types of questions
your child may have encountered.  The Web page will provide explanation of:
  • the knowledge and skills expected at each grade level.
  • how performance by claim and subject is reported.
  • sample items by achievement level.
Practice Test direct
Parents and students can login as a GUEST and take a practice test at any grade-level.  
Students are encouraged to take as many practice tests as possible in order to learn about
the different item types and to learn how to use the computer to show work.  
CDE Parents
Find additional links to other valuable resources.    
Videos and information guides to help parents understand the ELA and mathematics standards
and state assessments.   
Achieve the Core
Resources to help parents build their understanding of the Common Core, discern
fact from fiction when it comes to Common Core myths and take concrete actions to support
students outside of the classroom.