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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

CAASPP Resource Home

Welcome to the Common Core Connect  CAASPP Resource Home, where you'll find news and information helpful to implementing the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress in your district or school.

Questions or Comments?  Please email Laura Voshall or call her at (559) 651-3031, Ext. 3306. 


What is the Smarter Balanced Assessment System?

The Smarter Balanced Assessment System is built from three components:

  • Summative Assessments, which are designed for annual accountability purposes
  • Interim Assessments, which are designed to support classroom teaching and student learning throughout the entire school year
  • The Digital Library, which is designed to support classroom-based formative assessment processes by providing resources for teachers to hone their craft.

To receive regular updates and the latest information about the CAASPP system, including the Smarter Balanced assessment systems, join the California Department of Education’s CAASPP e-mail list by sending a blank e-mail to

There is a new Desmos calculator for the CAASPP system for grades 6th and above in Math and 5th and above in Science.

You can access all of the components of the California version of the Smarter Balanced system at or on our SBAC Informational pages. These components include:

  • TOMS - Test Operations Management System
  • Test Administrator Interface
  • Practice and Training Tests
  • Digital Library
  • CAASPP Summative Reports
  • Completion Status
  • Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System
  • Interim Assessment Reports

TOMS Informational Page

Digital Library Informational Page

Assessment General Info
California State Standards Technology Integration Modules

CTAP, the California Technology Assistance Project, has provided California State Standards Instructional Modulesdesigned to assist educational professionals with the task of preparing teachers and students to excel, while developing the necessary technology integration skills for mastery of content and performing well on the Smarter Balanced Assessment.