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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 2022 Information

SSFUSD CAASPP Letter to Parents 2022


The District testing window is from April 4 through May 13. Schools will begin using Practice Tests and Interim Assessments so that students can become familiar with the test format and tools.  All in-person students will take the assessments at school. Students in Virtual Independent Study will take the tests remotely. The CAASPP Summative Assessments will be administered throughout April and May.

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

CAASPP Testing: Spring 2022

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.


SSFUSD students in grades 5, 7, and 9 will take the Physical Fitness test (FitnessGram) this spring in their PE class. This test is a part of the state requirement for Physical Education. Students will be tested in the following 5 areas: 

  • Aerobic capacity (one mile walk/run or PACER)
  • Abdominal capacity (curl-ups)
  • Trunk Lift
  • Upper body strength and flexibility (push up, flexed arm hang, or pull up)
  • Flexibility (sit and reach or shoulder stretch)

You can find additional information about the PFT from the California Department of Education's website. For more information about when your student will take the PFT, please contact your student's PE teacher.


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.

 SSFUSD students participated in CHKS in Spring 2021. The next administration for our district is planned for Spring 2023.

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 : for VIS students only
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)



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 "Starting Smarter" website for parents and guardians
CAASPP Practice Tests: try out sample test items and the remote testing features