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Assessment & Accountability

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

Each year, California students take tests in English-Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. These tests are aligned to California's state content standards and provide students, families, and educators with information about how students are progressing toward content mastery and college and career readiness.

CAASPP 2021 Information

The District testing window is from March through May. Schools will begin using Practice Tests and Interim Assessments so that students can become familiar with the test format and tools.  The CAASPP Summative Assessments was administered throughout April and May.

Please refer to school websites and communications from the site Principal for information about test results.

CAASPP Testing: Spring 2021

Assessment Grade Level Format
Smarter Balanced (SBAC) -
English Language Arts and Mathematics
3-8, 11
Computer adaptive + Performance task
Science (CAST)
Covers biological, chemical, and physical/earth sciences
5, 8,12
Fixed domain based + Performance task
California Alternate Assessments
English Language Arts and Mathematics
3-8, 11
In person
Administered 1:1
California Alternate Assessments
5, 8, 12
In person
Administered 1:1


Test results will be available in early Fall for viewing and download from  the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. For the CAASPP (Smarter Balanced/ California Alternate English Language Arts and Mathematics) and CAST/CAA Science tests, the state is no longer printing paper score reports; however, parents/guardians may request one from your student's school site. 

For any questions regarding CAASPP testing, please contact Dr. Marianne Hew, Director of Student Performance, Program Evaluation, and Instructional Interventions, at 650-877-8835 or via email ( 

local assessments

SSFUSD will continue to assess and monitor all students through local assessments.


California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a state-sponsored survey that many districts and schools use to solicit feedback from students, staff, and parents about many aspects related to youth and school, including attitudes toward academics, social emotional and behavioral supports, school climate, and health and wellness. SSFUSD administers the CHKS at grades 5, 7, 9, and 11 every other year as part of our community engagement, stakeholder feedback, and LCAP processes. The data from these surveys informs our district and school planning and program decisions. We encourage everyone to participate in order to include a wide range of voices and perspectives into our continuous improvement processes. 



The survey is anonymous and voluntary. Students who take the survey can also skip questions they do not want to answer. It is estimated that students would take about 30-40 minutes for the survey.

Parents/guardians can review the student survey modules here:

Elementary (grade 5)
Middle (grade 7)
High (grades 9, 11)


Staff surveys are sent to directly to staff from their site administrators.

Parent surveys are sent directly to parents from their site administrators.

If you have questions about the surveys, please contact Dr. Marianne Hew, Director of Student Performance, Program Evaluation, and Instructional Interventions, at 650-877-8835 or via email ( 




Remote Testing
What you will need:
  • student legal first name
  • statewide ID (SSID)
  • test session ID (your teacher will provide this the day of the test)
  • headphones or a quiet place to test
  • District Chromebook or download secure browser (see below)
How to Remote Test (video)
Not sure where to find your SSID? You may find it:
  • in the district CAASPP letter mailed home in late February
  • on your latest report card
  • ask your teacher or school office



CAASPP testing requires a special secure browser. If you have a District Chromebook, it is already loaded. If you are using your own computer, you will need to download the secure browser prior to testing.
Videos on downloading the secure browser
The CAASPP secure browser cannot be installed on personal Chromebooks.
If you would like to check out a District Chromebook for testing, please contact your school office.




CAASPP website for parents/guardians


CAASPP Practice Tests: try out sample test items and the remote testing features


SSFUSD Virtual Office Hours: support for student/parents downloading secure browser to a personal laptop:

  • 3/10 (W) 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • 3/16 (T) 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.