California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) 

All the resources gathered here have been chosen to help you understand the new state assessment system as well as provide information about the new standards being taught and assessed.

We hope you find the information helpful! 

Common Core Overview Smarter Balanced Information Understanding Your Student Score Report Math Resources ELA Resources
Common Core

Parent Guide to CAASPP

(grades 3-5)

Video to understand the CAASPP Student Score Report Highlights of the Math Standards from the CDE Highlights of the ELA standards from the CDE
California State PTA

Parent Guide to CAASPP

(grades 6-8)

Example of the Student Score Report

Common Core in the classroom by grade level



Common Core in the classroom by grade level



California Department of Education (CDE) Video on the Smarter Balanced Assessment CDE information about the Student Score Report Learning Tools by grade level Learning Tools by grade level
Highlights of the Standards from the CDE Smarter Balanced Assessment Reporting Achievement Level Descriptors 5 tips for a successful year 5 tips for a successful year
Answers to the Top 4 questions about Common Core Questions & Answers from CDE about the Smarter Balanced Assessment Claims Level Descriptors Kahn Academy Kahn Academy
What Makes a 21st Century Learner? Short video on why testing student progress is important   CDE Recommended Literature List

Student Treasures

(resources to help with writing)

Five tips to support Common Core at home     Key Shifts in Mathematics Key Shifts in ELA
Why California needs Common Core    

Progressions for Mathematics 

(Help to Understand Middle School Math)

Achieve the Core    

Figure This! 

Math games

Parent Roadmaps to the ELA Standards     KenKen Puzzles  
Parent Roadmaps to the Math Standards     Activities you can do at home to help your child learn mathematics (PK-5th grade)  
Common Core in 3 minutes    

Engage NY Lesson Videos

(Grades 1-5)

Common Core Works