THE PRACTICE CAASPP
PREPARING TO “SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW”
WHAT IS THE CAASPP TEST?
• CAASPP stands for California Assessment of Student Performance and
• The CAASPP was designed to test students on what they learn throughout
their school year
• Is based on State Standards
• Students in grades 3-8 and11 all across California will participate in the test
• Tests are now digital and completed on iPads*
• Districts use the data from the CAASPP to make determinations about
student progress and areas to focus on in the future
• Learn more about the CAASPP here.
**SPED students may take a paper pencil test and/or modified test depending on IEP
HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD PREPARE?
• The CAASPP website provides a great deal of information about the
test; in addition, there are practice tests available to students of all
testing grade levels (3-8, and 11).
• Taking practice tests, even small blocks of tests, will help your child
get comfortable with the format and embedded tools of the CAASPP.
• Exposure to the CAASPP practice tests can help relieve student
anxiety about testing.
• The tests are easy to access and navigate.
HOW TO TAKE THE PRACTICE TESTS
• Step #1: Go to CAASPP.ORG
HOW TO TAKE THE PRACTICE TEST STEP 2
• Once on the CAASPP Website, choose the widget titled “Practice
and Training Tests”
HOW TO TAKE THE PRACTICE TEST STEP 3
• Once you have clicked on the “Practice and Training Tests” you
will be directed to the page below. Choose the green box titled
“Student Interface Practice and Training Tests.”
HOW TO TAKE THE PRACTICE TEST STEP 4
• On the next page, you will be prompted to begin the login
process. Simply click the “Sign In” button. You do not need to
enter any info; leave the guest login info.
HOW TO TAKE THE PRACTICE TEST STEP 5
• Next, you will need to choose a grade level using the “grade”
drop down option. After doing so, click “yes.” In this case, I
picked the 4th grade tests.
HOW TO TAKE THE PRACTICE TEST STEP 6
• On this page, you will be directed to all the available tests for
the grade level. Pick any and take them up to 99 times each! In
this case, a student could take Math or English tests for 4th
HOW TO TAKE THE PRACTICE TEST STEP 7
• On this page, you have the option to change the settings. For instance, you can change the test
from English to Spanish or Braille, or change options for mark for review, glossary, or
translations, just to name a few. Choose options based on what your student will experience on
the test. Note: If your child does not have special accommodations, it is likely they will need to
keep the setting as they are.
• Once you are happy with your settings, click select at the bottom.
HOW TO TAKE THE PRACTICE TESTS STEP 8
• The next page asks that you confirm you are taking the test of
your choice. If everything looks good, click “Yes, Start My Test.”
HOW TO TAKE THE PRACTICE TESTS STEP 9
• This page will give you more information about the test,
including an overview and directions. Once you are ready, click
on “Begin Test Now.”
• Once you begin the test, you can see how many questions there
are by looking at the top left hand side. You can also see how
to move ahead, go back, or pause the test. You cannot move
forward unless you have answered every question on the page.
• Be sure to explore all the embedded tools by clicking on the
“hamburger navigation.” Any tools available for that question
will appear. Have your student click on the “hamburger” for
each question to see what is available.
• Once you have reached the end of the test, click the red button
• The next page will ask you to confirm that you are ready to end
your test. Students have the option to go back and keep
working or to check their answers. If you are ready to finish,
• The following page provides yet another chance to confirm you
are ready to end and submit your test. If you want to check
questions, click on a question #.
• If you are ready to submit your test, click “Submit Test.”
• Yet another box will pop up to ensure that you really want to
submit your test. If you do, click yes.
FINISHING THE TEST
• The last page will look like what you see below. Unfortunately,
a score will not be provided. If you would like to see an answer
key visit http://www.caaspp.org/ta-resources/practice-
training.html (When students take a practice Interim Test with their teachers using their name and SSID #, a score
is provided to the teacher)
• If you have questions about the practice tests or just want to know
more, check with your teacher, or the KMA site test coordinator @
• LEUSD has a CAASPP website that is full of information about the
practice and real test. Check it out at:
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see some parent resources.