• CAASPP and ELPAC Electronic Student Score Reports 

    During the Spring of every school year students participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress and English Language Proficiency Assessment. These tests are part of the California assessment system. 

     

    Last year, your child took the following test(s), depending on their grade level:

    • Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade eleven
    • California Science Test (CAST) in grades five and eight and once in high school
    • California Spanish Assessment (CSA) in grades three through eight and high school
    • English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) for English Language Learners in grades Transitional Kindergarten through twelve

     

    Student Score Reports will be accessible electronically through the AERIES parent portal. For SBAC assessments this report shows scores for ELA and mathematics. It includes an overall score for each subject and information about how well your child did in different areas. Students in grades four through eight who took the test in previous years will also see past scores so you can see your child’s progress over time. For ELPAC this report shows an overall score and performance level, an oral language (speaking, listening) score and level, and a written language (reading, writing) score and level. It also shows a performance level for each domain: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

     

    If your child was in 11th grade, you will also find an Early Assessment Program (EAP) status report. The EAP status shows your child’s readiness for credit-bearing, college-level courses in ELA and mathematics. If further preparation is needed, your child may need to take specific courses as a senior to prepare for college. For more information, please see the CSU Success web page at https://www.csustudentsuccess.org.

    To learn more about your child’s scores, go to the new parent web page called Starting Smarter, available at https://www.ca.startingsmarter.org/ and https://elpac.startingsmarter.org/.

    This site includes:

    • resources to help understand results on the student score reports.
    • access to sample test questions and practice tests.
    • no-cost resources to support learning.
    • a guide for parent-teacher conferences.

    In our district, the test results are just one way to look at how well our students are doing. We use the results to find areas where students are doing well and areas in which they need help. It is also important to know that the test results are not used to determine whether a student moves to the next grade. 

    Note: If your child took the CAST or the CSA, the results will be provided to you in the late fall.

    You will receive a phone message via Blackboard Connect when your child’s student score report is available. If you have questions or concerns, please call your child’s school office to arrange a conference with your child’s teacher.