Common Core State Testing Information

In spring 2014, California will administer the Smarter Balanced Field Test in English-language arts and mathematics. This Field Test is a major milestone in California’s transition to its new assessment system, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). This Web page provides access to the latest information and key resources for a variety of audiences about the Field Test.

California Smarter Balanced Portal

Online training modules, key resources, and access to the Practice Test, Training Test, Secure Browsers, and the Test Information and Distribution Engine (TIDE) are all available from the California Smarter Balanced Portal.

Smarter Balanced Field Test Updates

To receive regular updates on the Smarter Balanced Field Test, join the California Department of Education’s Smarter Balanced e-mail list by sending a blank e-mail to

**Please look under the administration tab and testing information for letters regarding when testing will occur.