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
- How can I help my student get ready for the CAASPP?
- When will my student take the CAASPP tests?
- When and how can I review my student’s results?
- Where can I learn more?
- WHAT WILL THE CAASPP DO?
- WHAT WON'T THE CAASPP DO?
How can I help my student get ready for the CAASPP?
When will my student take the CAASPP tests?
When and how can I review my student’s results?
Where can I learn more?
WHAT WILL THE CAASPP DO?
WHAT WON'T THE CAASPP DO?