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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

On January 1, 2014, California Education Code Section 60640 established the CAASPP System of assessments which replaced the Standardized and Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program.  The CAASPP System (PDF) includes the following assessments..

  • Smarter Balanced Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics in grades three through eight and eleven.  The graphs below show the results for Capistrano Unified School District's for the 2016-17 school year.  More results can be found on the CDE website.   
  • California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics in grades three through eight and eleven. The goals of the CAAs are to ensure that students with the most significant cognitive disabilities achieve increasingly higher academic outcomes and leave high school ready for postsecondary options. The CAA for Science is for eligible students in grades five, eight, and once in high school, whose individualized education program (IEP) indicates the use of an alternate assessment should take the CAA for Science.  This test will again be piloted in the Spring of 2018.  More information about the alternative assessments can be found on the CDE website.  
  • California Science Tests (CAST) is given to all students enrolled in grades five and eight and once in high school, depending on when they take their last science class. This new assessment is aligned with the California Next Generation Science Standards. The California Standards Test (CST) and California Modified Assessment (CMA) for Science will no longer be administered.  

2016-2017 Capistrano CAASPP Results for ELA and Math


English Language Arts Literacy



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