State Assessments

CAASPP-Smarter Balanced
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System was established on January 1, 2014. The CAASPP System replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program, which became inoperative on July 1, 2013.  The first operational administration of the test was in the spring of 2015.

For more information on CAASPP  visit the following websites:
Assessment Fact Sheet English Language Arts/Math 
Assessment Fact Sheet Science
Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Test for Parents and Students

2018 Smarter Balanced Testing Schedule
April 17, 2018 to May 11, 2018

CELDT (California English Language Development Test)

NEW 2017-2018 ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California)
ELPAC Testing window February to May 2018 - BESD testing times TBD

English Learner ELPAC Assessment Fact Sheet
Parent Guide to Understanding the ELPAC
ELPAC Practice Test for Students and Parents
PFT (Physical Fitness Test)

California Department of Education Dataquest Parents Reference Page

California School Dashboard
What is the California School Dashboard?

The Dashboard is an online tool that shows how local educational agencies and schools are performing on the state and local indicators included in California's school accountability system. The Dashboard is a key part of major shifts in California K-12 schools, changes that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students. The Dashboard provides information that schools can use to improve.