Starting Smarter (CAASPP & ELPAC)

  • To help empower parents and families to become partners in their children’s academic success, the California Department of Education and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium have created the “Starting Smarter,” family websites for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).


    Using these websites, families can become involved in their child’s progress and:

    • Learn more about the performance areas in each subject and grade.

    • See sample test questions.

    • Prepare for parent-teacher conferences with a useful dowloadable guide.

    • Access high-quality resources to support learning at home.


    Starting Smarter for the CAASPP can be found at https://ca.startingsmarter.org/, and

    Starting Smarter for the ELPAC at https://elpac.startingsmarter.org/