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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

Assembly Bill 484

Signed into law on October 2, 2013, Assembly Bill 484 establishes the California Measurement of Academic Performance and Progress (CalMAPP) assessment system, now known as the California Measurement of Academic Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The CAASPP system replaces the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. AB 484 calls for the transition to a system of assessments and assessment tools that cover the full breadth and depth of the curriculum. This transition will take several years to complete.

For the 2013–14 school year, CAASPP was comprised of the following:

  1. Field test of the consortium (i.e., Smarter Balanced*) summative assessment for English–language arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade eleven. Each participating student will take either an ELA or mathematics field test.
  2. Grade-level science assessments, including the California Standards Tests (CSTs), California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), and the California Modified Assessment (CMA), in grades five, eight, and ten
  3. CAPA for ELA and mathematics in grades two through eleven
  4. Voluntary for grade eleven students, the Early Assessment Program in ELA and mathematics

Questions and Answers regarding AB 484 are available on the California Department of Education.


*The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a multistate consortium developing assessments aligned with the CCSS for ELA and mathematics. California is a governing member of the consortium. More information on the Smarter Balanced assessments can be found on the California Department of Education Smarter Balanced Web site. Also visit Oakdale District's Smarter Balance webpage for more information and resources.

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