What is CAASPP?
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, which has replaced the STAR Program, is the new state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. This year, CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English–language arts and mathematics as well as paper-based tests for science.
Last year, most SBUSD students participated in the computer-based field test. Though no scores were provided, the practice run allowed students to experience computer-based testing and new types of questions. In addition, the field test also helped evaluate how well our District’s technology systems will meet the demands of computer-based tests, and determine what resources teachers and schools would need to better prepare students for future assessments.