California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
California’s academic standards are designed so students graduate ready for college and a career. One way we measure their progress is through the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessments. Novato Unified School District students in grades 3–8 and high school take these assessments each spring. The Smarter Balanced computer-adaptive tests were created specifically to gauge each student’s performance in English language arts/literacy (ELA), mathematics, and science. Our students who have a significant cognitive disability (as designated in their individualized education program) are eligible to take the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs).