Additional California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Test Score Resources

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) summative assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics are part of the state’s California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

The CAASPP system is designed to give information to teachers, students, and families that can help improve student achievement through academic standards designed to prepare students for college courses and 21st-century jobs.

Student Score contain score ranges, levels of attainment, and names for those levels. Results are no longer classified as advanced, proficient, basic, below basic and far below basic. Overall performance is now given one of the following four classifications:

  • • Standard exceeded.
  • • Standard met.
  • • Standard nearly met.
  • • Standard not met.

Ranges of scores determine achievement levels for different grades. A detailed chart can be found at Smarter Balanced Scaled Score Ranges.

In addition to the overall scores, the report will highlight students’ strengths in key areas for both ELA and math, listing achievement levels of:

  • • Above standard.
  • • At or near standard.
  • • Below standard.

ELA key areas are: reading, writing, listening and research/inquiry. Math key areas are: problem solving and modeling/data analysis; concepts and procedures; and communicating reasoning.

Reports for students in grade 11 will indicate their readiness for college-level coursework.

More Resources

Video guide: Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Report 2015-16

Parent guides to score reports in English and Spanish