Students in grades 3-11 will be field testing the new computer-based assessments that are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). California has partnered with 23 states in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) to develop measures that will help educators, students, parents, and communities gauge learning progress in relation to the Common Core Standards.
The 2014 Field Test allows schools to “try out the tests.” Students will have hands-on experience with the functionality of computer-based assessments, while teachers and administrators will gain valuable exposure to administration logistics during the trial run. School districts will benefit from learning where technology gaps may exist, so they can fully prepare for the operational assessments scheduled for Spring 2015. No student, school, or district score reports will be produced. Results will not be factored into any state or federal accountability calculations.