SMARTER BALANCED TESTING FOR ALL STUDENTS

SMARTER BALANCED SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS STARTS THE WEEK OF MAY 6TH
The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are part of the state testing system called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP. The CAASPP System is designed to give information to teachers, students, and their families about what students know and are able to do and whether they are on track to be ready for success in college or career when they graduate from high school. All students in grades six through eight will take the assessment for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. These assessments are administered online. 
 
You are an important part of your child’s education. 
Some things you can do to help your child are: 
  • Discuss the test with your child. Make sure they are not scared or anxious. 
  • Tell your child that you and their teacher have high expectations and that you are both there to help them every step of the way. 
  • Make sure your child gets 8-10 hours of sleep and a nutritious breakfast before testing. 
  • Arrive at school by 7:45 a.m.