New State Assessments for New Standards
In 2015, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) program replaced the 14-year-old Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) tests, so that Californians can measure students' mastery of the State’s new standards for college and career readiness.
Spring 2017 will be the second year that Campbell Union School District students take these tests, which include a mix of online and paper-pencil exams administered to students in grades 3 through 8.School Results How to Help at Home District-wide Results
The online component of the new assessment program contains the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics tests. The test is designed to be computer adaptive—that is, the exam's difficulty tailors itself to students' abilities. The assessment is made up of traditional test items, where students select correct answers, and other items where students have to type in constructed responses.
With this test, the student is not scored on the basis of the number of correct answers (i.e., percent correct). The student is scored on both the number of correct answers and the difficulty of the questions completed.
Traditional paper-pencil component:
The paper-pencil component includes specific science tests and the optional Spanish language tests.
- California Standards Test (CST) for Science in grades 5, 8, and 10
- California Modified Assessment (CMA) for Science in grades 5, 8, and 10
- California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) for Science in grades 5, 8, and 10
- Standards-based test in Spanish (STS) for reading/language arts in grades 2 through 11 (optional)
Who takes the State test?
All Campbell Union School District students in grades 3rd‑8th. There are online practice tests to help students prepare!