Student Score Report (SSR) Options

SSRs are available electronically, and local educational agencies (LEAs) can provide SSRs to parents/guardians.

Student Score Report Information

Students receive an SSR in English and one in the student's primary language if that language is Spanish, Vietnamese, Filipino, Mandarin, or Cantonese. Please note that if a student's primary language is either Mandarin or Cantonese, they will receive an SSR in Traditional Chinese.

To view a sample SSR for each of the content areas, visit the CAASPP Sample Student Score Reports web page.

SSR Type Pages Per SSR Estimated Release
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for English language arts/literacy and mathematics 4 June or July 2020
California Science Test (CAST) 2 June or July 2020
CAA for Science* 2 N/A
California Spanish Assessment (CSA)** 2 N/A

*For the 2019–2020 administration year, preliminary indicators will be reported for the CAA for Science. These can be shared with parents and guardians at the LEA's discretion. For information, please visit the CDE's Preliminary Indicator Communication Toolkit external icon web page.

**For the 2019–2020 administration year, percent correct will be reported for the CSA.

Options for Providing SSRs

Depending upon an LEA's unique factors, one of the following options may be preferable over another, or an LEA may want to consider a combined approach to providing SSRs to parents/guardians. There are four options for accessing and providing SSRs to parents/guardians:

  1. Access electronic SSRs using a locally provided parent or student portal
  2. Download SSRs from the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) and make available electronically via a secure local method
  3. Download SSRs from TOMS, print, and make available locally
  4. Purchase paper SSRs from Educational Testing Service (ETS)
    * This service will not be available for the 2019–2020 administration year.

View the Electronic Student Score Reports Communications Toolkit to learn more about how to communicate this transition to parents and guardians.

View the Options for Providing Student Score Reports Flyer to determine the best option(s) for the LEA.

View the Porterville Unified School District Electronic Reporting Case Study (Updated 02/19/19) and the Central Unified School District Electronic Reporting Case Study (Posted 03/23/20) documents to see how an LEA successfully implemented electronic student score reports.

View the student score reports options information on the CAASPP Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional information.

Electronic Score Reporting Video

This video provides an introduction to electronic score reporting and an overview of its benefits. View this video online or download it. An LEA that plans to provide SSRs electronically through a locally provided parent or student portal should consider downloading and posting this video to the LEA website to communicate with parents and guardians about electronic SSRs.

Resource for Families: Starting Smarter Website

The Starting Smarter website is available to help empower parents/guardians and families to become partners in their children's academic success:

This family-focused website provides resources to facilitate parents'/guardians' understanding of the scores presented on a child's SSRs. Using this website, families can become involved in their child's educational progress and

  • learn more about the performance areas in each subject and grade,
  • review sample test questions,
  • prepare for parent-teacher conferences with a useful downloadable guide, and
  • access high-quality resources to support learning at home.

Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 11, 2020