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California Assessment of Student

Performance and Progress (CAASPP)


On January 1, 2014, California Education Code Section 60640 established the CAASPP System of assessments. The CAASPP system includes the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), The California Alternate Assessment (CAA), The California Science Test (CAST) and the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science. The CAASPP is administered each Spring to California public school students in grades 3-11. Below is the Spring 2017 CAASPP administration schedule for the Los Gatos Union School District. For a detailed overview of the CAASPP system, click here to link to the California Department of Education website.


CAASPP Spring 2017 Administration


  • April 10th - May 19th - SBAC Assessment window
  • Administered to grades 3-8

English Language Arts (two parts)

  • Part 1-Computer Adaptive up to 90 minutes
  • Part 2-Performance Task up to 120 minutes

Math (two parts)

  • Part 1-Computer Adaptive up to 90 minutes
  • Part 2-Performance Task up to 60 minutes

Science 5th and 8th Grade Only

  • Pre-pilot assessment approximately 60 minutes
  • Science section will not be scored or reported in 2017

A parent or guardian may submit a written request to the District to excuse a student from participation in part, or all, of the assessments under the CAASPP. (See Title 5 CCR section 852 and Education code 60604 and 60615). The request must be submitted to the site principal. The ability to make such a request applies only to the CAASPP testing.

Arcia Dorosti
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
(408) 335-2230
Maggi Reser
Director of Technology, Assessment and Accountability
(408) 335-2019


Bobbie Boyer
Administrative Assistant
(408) 335-2010