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The Testing and Accountability page of the California Department of Education’s website provides information on student academic achievement and program requirements.
California Dept. of Ed - Testing & Accountability
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is California's new statewide student assessment system. The CAASPP System was established on January 1, 2014 and replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program.
In California, all students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 will participate in the Smarter Balanced tests, which include both ELA and mathematics content areas. These tests are administered online.
The CAA for English–language arts and mathematics tests are individually administered to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 who have significant cognitive disabilities and determined by the IEP team.
Students in kindergarten through grade twelve whose home language is not English are required by law to be assessed in English language proficiency (ELP). In California, the ELP assessment is the CELDT. The CELDT allows schools to identify students who need to improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Schools also give the test each year to students who are still learning English.
California English Language Development Test (CELDT)