4.4.5 CAASPP Testing

CAASPP Testing

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is the statewide assessment system used by California public schools. CAASPP provides information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. All SFUSD students in grades 3-8 and 11 will participate in CAASPP testing in spring 2024.

CAASPP computer-based tests are based on California Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. These assessments include the Smarter Balanced Assessments  or the California Alternate Assessment for some students with disabilities.

To learn about the types of questions on the CAASPP test, you and your child can take the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web page at http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html

Individual score reports will be available to parents at the beginning of the 2024 school year. Score reports include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English language arts and mathematics, and other information. Student score reports are viewed and downloaded through the SFUSD Family Portal (ParentVUE): portal.sfusd.edu.

If you would like more information, please visit the Parent Guide to Understanding CAASPP on the CDE CAASPP Web page.

Parents/Guardians have the right to request an exemption from all or part of CAASPP testing. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation, please contact your child’s school or the SFUSD Achievement Assessments Office at (415) 241-6400.


See the full Handbook and downloadable, translated PDFs at sfusd.edu/Handbook.

This page was last updated on August 16, 2023