Southern Kern Unified School District

CAASPP: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress 
All resources, including the login to the TA Portal, are at
Site Plans
Site  Site Coordinators    Devices TAs Tech
RES Nino and Suzanne Chromebook carts and Computer Lab Teachers 3-5 Shawn
WES Kathy and Santiago Chromebook carts and Computer Lab Teachers 3-5 Gary
TMS Nat and Trinidad Student laptops Faculty Ken and Mike
RHS Debi and Bob Jones Student laptops ELA and Math teachers Sean
REHS Patrick Student laptops Bartell and Shevlin Sean, Dan and Bob
Ascend KatieChromebooks Jay Vincelette Sean, Dan and Bob
Testing Window
Tests Grades Start Date Finish Date
SBAC and CAA 3-8, 11 Feb 23 June 2
CAST (Science)  5, 8 and 10       Mar 20 June 2
STS (Spanish)    2-11 Apr 4 May 10
Testing Order and Duration 
Testing Time  
These estimates do not account for any time needed to start devices, load secure
browsers, and log in students. Nor do they account for breaks. 
The assessments are comprised of two components (tests) for ELA and mathematics:
a computer adaptive test (CAT) and a performance task (PT). 
Smarter Balanced recommends that students take the CAT and PT items on separate days. For
each content area, Smarter Balanced also recommends that students begin with the CAT items and then the PT. 
The CAST Assessment (Science) for grades 5, 8 and 10 will take between one and two hours. 
There is scheduled downtime of the CAASPP system on March 16.