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CAASPP For Teachers

Guides for teachers to deepen understanding of the Smarter Balanced Assessment, their alignment with the California Common Core State Standards, and their intended connection to classroom teaching.

These guides provide grade band specific information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The guides are organized by grade span to highlight the changes in expectations as students move through the grade levels. They explain how student skills and knowledge are assessed and reported through collecting and scoring evidence. They also provide examples of the range and types of items that appear on the assessments. The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System.

English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA)

  • CAASPP Teacher Guide Gr 6-8 ELA.pdf
  • CAASPP Teacher Guide ELA gr. 3-5.pdf
  • CAASPP Teacher Guide Gr. 11 ELA.pdf


  • CAASPP Teacher Guide Gr 3-5 Math.pdf
  • CAASPP Teacher Guide Gr 6-8 Math.pdf
  • CAASPP Teacher Guide Gr. 11 Math.pdf

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This website provides examples of test questions on Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics.