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La Costa Canyon High School

A Proud Member of the San Dieguito Union High School District
Class of 2024 Info
Class of 2024 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 (ELA) 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. 
The testing schedule for 2024 is listed below:
ELA: March 13-18 
Math: March 18-21
Science (CAST): March 11-12
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 Brenda Robinette at or 760-436-6136 ext 6029