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Accountability and Testing

Accountability Overview

Accountability covers reports on district and individual school performance and testing. This section of the website contains information about:

Data Update

The 2021-22 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment results have been released.  Click here to view the results.

California Testing

California local educational agency (LEA) testing coordinators can use the CAASPP Portal and the Spring Administration Information page to find helpful information, instructions, training, forms, and external links for test administration.

LEAs are administering the following types of tests:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for ELA and mathematics
  • CAAs for ELA and mathematics
  • CAA for Science
  • California Science Test (CAST)
  • California Spanish Assessment (CSA)
  • English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
  • Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

For your convenience, the California Department of Education California Assessment System and the Testing & Accountability pages are now available to provide a quick overviews of all assessments to be administered in California.

Parents/Guardians can find information on the Spring Administration Information for Parents/Guardians web page.

Student Score Reports for state testing will no longer be mailed; reports will now be accessed electronically through the parent portal on our student information system.  Use your ParentVUE account, the same one you used to register online, to access at When you login you will see a new section called State Tests where you can see your child’s results. The mobile app does not have the State Tests section; parents will need to access ParentVUE at the online site for State Tests.

Electronic student score reports flyer English
Electronic student score reports flyer Spanish


Assessment is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and assists teachers in determining instructional priorities and modifying the curriculum accordingly. Entry Level Assessments measure a student’s prior knowledge so that a teacher can plan instruction to meet the needs of every student. Progress Monitoring Assessments measure student progress daily or weekly to determine if the instruction is supporting learning. And Summative Assessments, at the end of a unit or course, provide specific and detailed information about which Standards have, or have not, been achieved. Assessment data is collected and analyzed by the schools and the district to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the instructional program.

California has a new accountability and continuous improvement system, which provides information about how districts and schools are meeting the needs of their diverse student populations. To view more information on California’s new accountability and continuous improvement system, please visit California Accountability Model and School Dashboard.

The Dashboard

California School Dashboard Report
The Dashboard contains reports that display the performance of local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and student groups on a set of state and local measures to assist in identifying strengths, weaknesses, and areas in need of improvement.

California Model Five-by-Five Grid Placement Reports
California’s new accountability and continuous improvement system is based on a five-by-five colored table that produces 25 results using five colors. The reports display the schools’ (by district) and student groups’ placement on the five-by-five colored tables.

Find more information on the California Department of Education website and see the videos below from the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) and the California Department of Education.

California School Dashboard from ACOE on Vimeo.

Above video available in Spanish and Cantonese.