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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

Common Core Connect - Assessment Informational Page

Allows access to the California Smarter Balanced practice test, training test, and performance tasks.

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CAASPP Sample Student Reporting System

The Smarter Balanced Reporting System is an interactive, online reporting platform that provides a range of reports on the Smarter Balanced summative and interim assessments. It provides clear, easy-to-understand data on student achievement and delivers intuitive and timely reports for teachers, parents and administrators to track student progress towards college content- and career-readiness.  

You can access the system via the CAASPP Website, or directly at  

You can click on the image below to see a sample student report.

Test Administrator Interface

Interim and Summative assessments are administered through the Test Administrator (TA) Interface.

Test Administrator Resources - individual pages of resources are available for SummativeInterim and Practice & Training Tests.

Practice & Training Test Interfaces

Practice tests are available to provide your students with valuable experience in the testing environment, and will help you "dial in" proper accommodations for students who need them.  Note:  Desired accommodations will need to be added into TOMS, in order to be made available for Summative Assessments.

Test Administrator Practice and Training Site - requires your TOMS login credentials, and will allow you to provide practice tests and performance tasks to your students.  

Student Interface Practice and Training Tests - a site designed for students to login into and take practice and training tests.  Test Administrators must follow the instructions on the Test Administrator Practice and Training Site (see above) to administer these tests.


Achieve has announced the release of Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for middle and high school grades. These sample tasks, written by secondary science and math teachers, provide examples of how content and practices from both the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the California State Standards in Mathematics can be assessed together in classrooms. 

Read the press release from Achieve to learn more, or visit the Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks site.

SBAC Training, Practice Tests Available

Newly created practice tests and training tests provide an opportunity for students to experience most features, functionality, and item types included on the SBAC field test.  Designed to provide students with an opportunity to quickly become familiar with the software and interface features, these training tests are available by grades bands 3-5, 6-8 and high school.  There are approximately 8-9 Math and 6 ELA items per grade band.

California Department of Education has a series of videos to help you understand the SBAC Field Testing process, including an overview, grade level information, and testing administration. 

Sample videos include:

Elementary school video (English):

Middle school video (Spanish):
High school video (Spanish):

Visit their Field Test information page, then click on one of the tabs half-way down the page to see videos targeted for a particular audience.

Common Core and Beyond: SBAC Assessment Basics Video

Part of a video series by the California Teachers Association (CTA), the California Department of Education (CDE), the Comprehensive Center at WestEd, and the Association of California School Administrators, Smarter Balanced Assessment Basics was designed to deepen educator understanding of the Smarter Balanced assessments.

Sponsored through a grant provided by the National Education Association, the Common Core and Beyond seminars offer archived workshops; many provided by classroom practitioners; in the areas of curriculum, technology, literacy across the content areas, and assessment.