CAASPP Assessment Information

  • Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Last spring your child took the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and math. Students in grade 5 and 8, also took the California Science Test.

    These tests can be combined with other measures like report card grades, classroom work, and teacher observations to give families and teachers a more complete picture of each child’s learning. You can use these results to identify where your child is doing well and where they might need more support. It is important to know that summative test results are not used to determine whether a student moves to the next grade.

    Your child’s electronic student score reports can be obtained by logging into PowerSchool Parent Portal* via Browser-based access (Chrome or Firefox or Internet Explorer or Safari) by typing this in the URL bar:

    *The Powerschool Parent Portal will be unavailable from August 8-18. 


    Your child’s score report will give you information about how well they met the expectations of the grade level and where they are doing well or need more support in each subject. This is helpful information to discuss with your child’s teacher to understand how they can be better supported in the classroom and how you can support learning at home.

    To learn more about your child’s scores, go to the Starting Smarter website at There, you will find information about test results, sample test questions, free resources to support your child’s learning, and a guide to prepare for parent-teacher conferences.

    If you have trouble accessing your child’s electronic scores, please refer to our LPJUSD FAQ’s. If you have not created your PowerSchool Parent account, please obtain the log-in information from Julie in the CT office. If you have questions or concerns please call the district office at (408) 353-1101.


    Amy M. Ramsay