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CAASPP Testing 2024

March 21, 2024

Dear JLS Families, 

This spring, students across the state will participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  This year, PAUSD middle schools will give the summative assessments between April 11 and May 10, 2024.  The JLS Middle School Test Schedule is listed at the end of this letter.

Your child will take the following tests, depending on their grade level or instructional program:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts (ELA) and math (grades 3–8 and 11)

  • California Science Test (CAST) (grades 8, and once in high school)

  • If designated in the IEP, the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) will be administered in lieu of SBAC and CAST

It is important for us to obtain results that are reflective of PAUSD’s student body. The assessment results allow PAUSD to evaluate student achievement on State standards and identify challenges to better serve students.

To learn more about these tests go to the Starting Smarter web page at, or review the Parent Guides to Understanding at

Directions to access CAASPP results are available here: . The results will identify where your child 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.

If you have questions, please contact our CAASPP Test Site Coordinator, Kim Lohse (



Chris Grierson, JLS Principal,