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Spring 2019 Testing Schedule

From April 23rd to May 31st, your child will be participating in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System.  Our 2019 testing calendar is attached below. 

CAASPP is an academic testing system that provides information that can be used to monitor student progress on an annual basis and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and/or career. CAASPP assessments include English–language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics for students in grades 3 – 5.  Students in grades 5 take the California Science Test (CAST). Eligible Spanish-speaking English learners enrolled in grades 2-5 also take the Standards-based Test in Spanish (STS).

The tests have different kinds of questions, including traditional multiple-choice questions as well as ones that require students to explain their answers and show their work.  To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based tests or for additional information about CAASPP tests, you and your child can visit the California Department of Education Website at this web address http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/  and  parent guides can be found here

Starting with spring 2019 CAASPP results, the CDE will no longer print paper reports for parents.  Hence, parents will no longer receive their child’s paper report by mail. In Los Angeles Unified, parents will be able to access their student’s electronic CAASPP Student Score Report in the Parent Portal or PASSport.  The Parent Portal is a one-stop online system that connects parents and guardians to their student’s testing and other essential data.  Parents can monitor student’s attendance, grades, assignments, update emergency telephone numbers, track student progress toward graduation, and much more.  If you do not have a Parent Portal account, we encourage you to create one soon. 

But remember, the results from these tests aren’t meant to tell the whole story. Your child’s scores are intended to be one of several ways for you and your child’s teacher to see how your child is progressing in school. Test scores, along with student report cards and teacher’s observations of your child’s performance in the classroom, are used together to form a complete picture of your child’s achievement.  

As the parent or guardian, you have the option of excusing your child(ren) from any part of the CAASPP.  If you would like to excuse your child from any of the tests, you must submit your request in writing to the school [Education Code 60615.].  Please let the school know as soon as possible so we can make alternative arrangements for your child(ren).

At Beethoven Elementary School, our goal is for all students to achieve their full potential. The CAASPP test results are one way we are able to better understand if we are meeting that goal. Thank you for all you do to partner with us in your child’s education. If you have any questions regarding CAASPP, please contact Cara Fields at 310-398-6286 or at [email protected].

Testing Schedules

April 2019 Schedule

May 2019 Schedule​​​​​​​

Parent Tips and Guides

Parent Guide, click here

New California Science Test (CAST) for 5th Graders, click here

Practice Tests

For the practice tests, click here and just click on "Sign In" at the bottom of the page.