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Assessment & Accountability


The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System was established on January 1, 2014. The CAASPP System replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program, which became inoperative on July 1, 2013. For more information about CAASPP, please click the link below.

CAASPP Information

Testing will be administered throughout April and May. Please refer to the table below for the testing schedule.

Test Type
Testing Window
English Language Arts (ELA)
Grades 3-8 & 11
Smarter Balanced    
Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) & Performance Task (PT)
Grades 3-8 &11
Smarter Balanced    
California Alternate Assessment
Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) & Performance Task (PT)
Computer-Based Assessment
California Science Test  
California Alternate Assessment
3 domain specific Computer Based Assessments

*School sites determine their exact testing dates within the testing window

Read the 2019-2020 CAASPP letter here.

For parents who wish to opt out of CAASPP testing for their child/children, please click on the link in the appropriate language. The form will need to be filled out and a meeting will need to be arranged with your child's principal at their corresponding school site. 

English Spanish Tagalog


For any questions regarding CAASPP or opting out of testing, please contact Dr. Valerie Garrett at 650-877-8835. She can also be contacted via email at

local assessments

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



21st Century schools rely on accountability and documented student achievement.  The Educational Services department is responsible for directing the administration of and reporting the results for several state and local tests.  

With the new Common Core Standards comes a new assessment. The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system replaces the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program.  The primary purpose of the CAASPP system is to assist teachers, administrators, and pupils and their parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types.

CAASPP Information