About California Testing

  • The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, which are delivered by computer, consist of two sections: a computer-adaptive test and a performance task based on the Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The computer-adaptive section includes a range of items types such as selected response, constructed response, table, fill-in, graphing, etc. The performance tasks are extended activities that measure a student’s ability to integrate knowledge and skills across multiple standards—a key component of college and career readiness.

    Smarter Balanced

    In California, all students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 will participate in the Smarter Balanced tests, which include both ELA and mathematics content areas. These tests are administered online.

    Information for Families or Guardians

    Testing for the class of 2018 (all Juniors) will be in April at Alta Vista, Los Altos and Mountain View high schools. To take the SBAC assessment or the SBAC Practice assessment, students will need to install the Secure Browser (see instructions below.)  

    • Letter to parents from Mountain View Los Altos High School District
    • Parent Guide to CAASPP
    • MVLA testing dates

    Understanding Your Child's Score Report

    Information for Teachers/Staff

    Information for teacher and staff are located within the HelpDesk. Please login and click on the SBAC Testing section for support files.