The Importance of State Testing

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System consists of the following assessments: Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy and mathematics (SBAC). California Alternate Assessments for English language arts, mathematics, and science (CAA) and California Science Tests (CAST). Chief Academic Officer Dave Meyer explains the primary purpose of the CAASPP System is to hold schools accountable, help shape instruction, and assist teachers in providing high-quality teaching and effective curriculum. 

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