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California State Standards and CAASPP

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, which has replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting, or STAR Program, is the new state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave school ready for college and career. The CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English–language arts and mathematics (Smarter Balanced Assessments, which are nationally-normed tests) as well as paper-based tests for science (part of the old STAR system, which are state-normed).

How can I learn more about this test?

To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web page at If you would like more information on CAASPP testing, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the California Department of Education CAASPP Web page at

Where can I access the "new" California State Standards?

The Standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.


To access the new State Standards, go to


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Three Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards