State Testing Information

John L. Golden Elementary staff would like to invite you to be a part of measuring our students' learning.

All students in grades 3 through 5 will participate in California state testing.

Students will take the SBAC (math and English-language arts) and the CAST (science- grade 5 only). Both assessments are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress system (CAASPP).

Please view the following helpful documents.

Preparing Your Student for the SBAC
California Science Test (grade 5 only)
Sample Student Assessment Report from CAASPP
Understanding the New Assessment Report Form from CAASPP
Parent Guide to SBAC (state testing)

To help prepare your student for the SBAC, please have them take the training and practice tests on their home computer at

CAASPP Practice and Training