Parent Letters

In April, all parents of 3rd-6th graders receive a letter describing the upcoming Smarter Balanced assessment process.
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Preparing For Testing

These guides provide information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, including sample test items for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. This information will help parents better understand their children’s test results.

Understanding the CAASPP Scores

In August, parents will receive a score report for their child's performance on the CAASPP assessment. Click on the links below to view a video on how to interpret the score report:
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Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Report
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Entendiendo el Reporte de Puntuación del Estudiante
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On the Smarter Balanced Assessment (CAASPP) students score within 4 overall performance levels: Standard Exceeded, Standard Met, Standard Nearly Met, and Standard Not Met. Click on the link below to view the scale score ranges for each level.
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​Each student's overall score is also broken down​ into claims. The claims for English language arts include reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The claims for mathematics are concepts and procedures, problem solving and data analysis, and communicating reasoning.
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Want to see they types of questions students will be asked on the Smarter Balanced test?

Click here to view a practice test for ELA and Math for each grade level.