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La Costa Canyon High School

A Proud Member of the San Dieguito Union High School District
Class of 2023 Info
Class of 2023 Info

CAASPP (State Testing)

CA Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)   

Each year, students participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Your student will take the following statewide tests, depending on their grade level or instructional program:

Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and math required tests in grades 3–8 and 11.
California Science Test (CAST), a required test in grades 5 and 8 and once in high school. SDUHSD students participate in the CAST in grade 11. Some grade 12 students will also participate in CAST if they have not previously taken the test. 
This year, the majority of students will participate in the statewide required assessments in person at school. 
The testing schedule is listed below:
English: March 28th thru April 1st; April 11th thru April 15th*
Math: April 11th thru April 15th*
Science: April 1st thru April 30th*

*Students will be tested once in each of these topics. The window above give the teachers/students some flexibility of what day they are to be tested
Below are a few ways you can help your student prepare for the statewide tests:
Review the importance of testing with your students. Results from CAASPP testing provide parents and educators with meaningful information on school and district progress so they can participate in decisions to improve student learning.
Explore the practice tests with your student at so they can become familiar with the platform and setup of the tests.
You will receive your student’s results at or before the beginning of the next school year. The results will identify where your student is doing well or needs more help, so you can better support their learning at home and teachers can better support their learning in the classroom.
To learn more about these tests go to the Starting Smarter web page at, or review the Parent Guides to Understanding at

If you have questions, please contact Leo Fletes at or 760-436-6136 ext 6003