Testing and Accountability

California Testing in 2018–19

California local educational agency (LEA) testing coordinators can use this Web site to find helpful information, instructions, training, forms, and external links for test administration.

LEAs are administering the following tests in 2018–19:

Smarter Balanced Tests:
English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade eleven. Tuesdays are non testing days. Click here for a letter from Mr. Horowitz about this year's assessments.
English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments (grades three through eight and grade eleven):
Smarter Balanced
California Alternate Assessments (CAAs)
Science assessments (grades five and eight and high school):
California Science Tests
CAAs for Science

Paper-pencil Tests:

California Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) for Reading/Language Arts–grades two through eleven (optional)


Under California Education Code Program Provisions, parents have the right to excuse their child from participating in the California Assessment of Academic Achievement CAASPP assessments.

California Education Code, Chapter 5. California Assessment of Academic Achievement, Section 60615, Article 2

 "Notwithstanding any provision of law, a parent's or guardian's written request to school  officials to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of the assessments administered pursuant to this chapter shall be granted."

pursuant to this chapter
SBAC summative assessment in English language arts and mathematics for grades 3-8, inclusive, and Grade 11

CST Science assessment in Grades 5,8, and 10
The California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)
The Early Assessment Program (EAP)
Primary Language Assessment (CELDT)