State Assessments

CAASPP-Smarter Balanced
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System was established on January 1, 2014. The CAASPP System replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program, which became inoperative on July 1, 2013.  The first operational administration of the test was in the spring of 2015.

For more information on CAASPP  visit the following websites:
Assessment Fact Sheet Science
Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Test for Parents and Students

Beginning 2019 student CAASPP test scores will be available through Banta's PowerSchool Parent Portal. Parents that do not yet have access to the portal will need to sign up to access the score sheets.  Please contact the school office for signup information.  If you do not have access to the portal you will need to request your student scored sheets from the school office.

Banta Elementary 2019 CAASPP Score Sheets are now available to view via the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  If you do not have access you can request a copy from the school office. 209-229-4650 or email

Parent Guide to Understanding the CAASPP Test Scores

2019 Smarter Balanced Testing Schedule
Banta Elementary - May 30, 2019 to May 10, 2019
STEAM Academy - April 9, 2019 t0 April 18,2019

ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California)
ELPAC Testing window February to May 2019
Parent Guide to Understanding the ELPAC and ELPAC Test Scores
ELPAC Practice Test for Students and Parents
PFT (Physical Fitness Test)

California Department of Education Dataquest Parents Reference Page

California School Dashboard
What is the California School Dashboard?

The Dashboard is an online tool that shows how local educational agencies and schools are performing on the state and local indicators included in California's school accountability system. The Dashboard is a key part of major shifts in California K-12 schools, changes that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students. The Dashboard provides information that schools can use to improve.

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