CAASPP Smarter Balanced Assessment

General Information

ABC Unified will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment System, a new computer-based educational testing program which replaced the state’s STAR tests.


The CAASPP  Test is to be administered in accordance with the following student participation expectations:

  • For grades 3 through 8, all students will participate.

  • For grade 11, all students will participate.


The only students exempt from participating in the CAASPP are:

  1. Students who will participate in the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CalAlt); and

  2. English–language arts field test only, English learners who have been attending school in the United States for less than 12 months.

What are Smarter Balanced Assessments? (English)
What are Smarter Balanced Assessments? (Spanish)
Smarter Balanced A Complete Assessment System (English)
Smarter Balanced: A Complete Assessment System (Spanish)