Smarter Balanced: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) – 3rd-8th & 11th/12th Grades


CAASPP (Smarter Balanced) assessment will take place in the spring. Students in 3rd through 8th grades, along with 11th graders, will be tested in Mathematics and Language Arts. Your CT will let you know when you can sign up for morning and/or afternoon testing slots during that week. Your CT can discuss with you the length of time necessary for each student to complete all sections of the test. There will be NO ON-CAMPUS CLASSES during this testing week.


In addition, the California Science Test (CAST) assessments will take place in the spring. All students in 5th, 8th, and 12th grades should schedule a morning or afternoon time slot on one of these days. Selected 11th graders will also be asked to take the CAST. This is a computer-based assessment, and should take approximately 1-2 hours. On-campus classes will resume this week.

Spring Administration Information for Parents/Guardians:

Students on a Windows, Mac and iPad will need help to install a ‘Secure Test Browser‘.
Students on school issued Chromebooks will need to sign out, open Apps and select ‘AIRSecure Test’.

How to Install Secure Browser:

Technology Readiness Checker for Students:

See what the test will look like:

CAASPP: Online Practice and Training Tests Portal


Location: Alder Grove Charter School Campus

Testing Dates: October 16th & March 4th
Register: Talk to your student CT
Fee: $0.00


Location: Eureka High School Testing Center
Register online:
Fee: $51.00

Students usually take the SAT the spring of their junior year and often repeat taking the test the fall of their senior year. The SAT website mentioned above offers a full-length FREE practice test for students. In addition, fee waivers are available for qualifying students. For more information, call 1-888-SAT-HELP.


If you have questions, get in touch with our College & Careers counselor.


Alder Grove’s SAT code is 051238.