Federal/State Assessments

Federally Mandated Testing

 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – Grades 4, 8, 12

State Mandated Testing


The CAASPP System is intended to provide parents and educators more accurate and actionable information about what students are learning. Because the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC), which are administered as part of the CAASPP System, are computer adaptive, these assessments will also provide better information about the needs and successes of individual students.

EGUSD parents of students who took a CAASPP assessment can expect their student’s score report by the end of August, along with a letter from our superintendent.

Students receive an overall score for each subject, ranging from 2000 to 3000. Overall scores are reported within one of four levels: standard not met, standard nearly met, standard met, and standard exceeded.

CAASPP is California’s statewide testing program which consists of the following assessments:

SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) Assessments

These computer adaptive assessments are aligned to the CCSS (Common Core State Standards). ELA and math tests are administered in grades 3-8 and 11 to measure whether or not students are on track to college and career readiness. Tests include a variety of item types including, but not limited to: multiple choice, constructed response, technology enabled/enhanced items, and performance tasks. In grade 11, results from the ELA and math assessments can be used as an indicator of college readiness—students who score well can be exempted from placement tests at the CSU and select California Community Colleges.

CAST (California Science Tests)

The new computer-based California Science Tests (CAST) measure student acquisition of the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The tests are administered in grades 5, 8, and selected grades in high school. The new computer-based CAST replace the science California Standards Tests (CST). In 2018, CAST will be administered as a census field test. In 2019, the state will administer the first operational version of CAST and students who take that assessment will receive scores.

CAA (California Alternate Assessments)

The computer-based California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for English language arts/literacy and math is administered to students with severe cognitive disabilities in grades 3-8 and 11. Test items are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and are based on the Core Content Connectors. The instructionally embedded, non-computer based CAA science is administered in grades 5, 8, and selected grades in high school. In 2018, CAA science will be administered as a census pilot test, followed by a census field test in 2019, and then an operational assessment in 2020.

Pursuant to California Education Code 60615, parents may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of the CAASPP assessments.

Understanding Your Child’s Score Report

Preparing for the release of student score reports, the California Department of Education (CDE) has created a new video titled, “Understanding Your Child’s Score Report.” The below video explains the new CAASPP – 2016 Smarter Balanced Consortium Student Score Report.

Entendiendo el Reporte de Calificaciones Individual de CAASPP del Estudiante
Este vídeo le ayudará a usted y a su hijo a aprender sobre el nuevo “Reporte de Calificaciones del Estudiante” de California y de los resultados de los exámenes estandarizados de fin de año.

We encourage families to contact their child’s principal and teachers if they have any questions about test results.

CAASPP Resource Links

Sample CAASPP Student Score Report

 Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Reports

CAASPP Parent Guide Graphic

Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments
Grades 3-5 | Grades 6-8 | Grade 11

 CAASPP Frequently Asked Questions (CDE Website)

Testing Results

Below are the web links to the mandated state assessment results for the district. Mandated assessments include:

  • The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) administered to students in grades 3-8 and 11 in English Language Arts and Math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in Science. Pursuant to California Education Code 60615, parents may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of CAASPP
  • The California English Language Development Test (CELDT) administered to English language learners in grades K-12
  • The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) administered in grades 5, 7, and 9

In addition, web links are also provided to view the results from voluntary college preparatory assessments and the Early Assessment Program taken by EGUSD students.

Once you’re on the CDE website, enter Elk Grove and then select the year. You can then choose which reports you would like to view.

Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2014 (Science and CAPA only)

Early Assessment Program (EAP) Test Results

California English Language Development Test (CELDT) Results

Physical Fitness Test (PFT) Results

Both of these reports provide a measure of academic accountability and are contained in the Accountability Progress Report (APR).
Academic Performance Index (API) Reports
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Reports

AP, SAT, and ACT Results

Resource Links

California Department of Education
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
Standardized Testing and Reporting STAR Program
CAASPP Science Assessments

For more information about voluntary college preparatory assessments:
College Board Website
 ACT Website