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:
Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Report
Entendiendo el Reporte de Puntuación del Estudiante
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.
​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.

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.