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Common Core Assessments


AUSD students participate in "Smarter Balanced Assessments" (or "Common Core tests") from March to May each year. (Each school site develops its own testing schedule within this time frame). These computer-based assessments measure students' proficiency with California’s Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11.  

The California Department of Education (CDE) releases the results of this testing to school districts across the state in the late summer. Once AUSD has received the individual student reports, we make them available via Aeries.

 Information on Common Core Standards.


California Department of Education's "CAASPP Frequently Asked Questions" provides information on how the tests were developed, what they measure, and how results are used.

Questions & Answers


Lindsey Jenkins-Stark
Senior Manager of Data, Assessment & Research
510-337-7000 extension 77042


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