State Data and Assessments


CA Assessment of Student Performance & Progress (CAASPP)


Smarter Balance Tests:

English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics in grades 3-8 and 11

Paper Pencil Tests:

California Standards Tests (CSTs) for Science—grades 5, 8, and 10

California Modified Assessment (CMA) for Science—grades 5, 8, and 10 who meet the eligibility requirements to take this instead of a CST for Science

California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) for Science—grades 5, 8, and 10 who meet the CAPA requirements

CASSPP Practice and Training Tests for 2014-2015 Resources


  • CAASPP Practice and Training Tests

    -Based on the statewide research from the pilot test, CDE found that when teachers used the practice tests with students as both a simulation of the test environment and actual practice, there was less anxiety around administration both from students and teachers. Moreover, with the use of the practice/training tests, students will gain familiarity with the universal tools available to them during test administration such as built in calculators, Zoom in and out, readily available test instructions, note making, highlighting, and etc.

  • Using the Online Practice and Training Tests Video

    -Archived webcast for Teachers and Administrators

  • Embedded Universal Tools and Online Features

    -Module for students and teachers about what the tools are and how to use them.

  • Performance Task Overview

    -Teachers will be administering a performance task for both ELA/Literacy and Math.  This module answers for both students and teachers what the performance task is and what it looks like.

  •  CDE CAASPP Communications Toolkit

    -A highly useful Web page featuring links to key resources, including documents that can be used to inform schools, parents, students, and community members about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.

SUSD’s 2015 SBAC Test Site Coordinator and Test Administrator Resources


Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

The physical fitness test (PFT) for students in California schools is the FITNESSGRAM®. The main goal of the test is to help students in starting life-long habits of regular physical activity. All students in the 5th, 7th, and 9th grade  PE courses take the fitness test. The test has six parts that show a level of fitness that offer a degree of defense against diseases that come from inactivity. The test results can be used by students, teachers, and parents.



DataQuest (CA Department of Education)

DataQuest helps to find facts about schools and districts. To create a report: (1) select a Level, (2) select a Subject, and (3) click on the “Submit” button.

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