California Alternate Assessment (CAA)

  • The California Alternate Assessment is an online summative assessment for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities for English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science across multiple states.

    The CAA for ELA and Math are available in grades 3-5, 6-8, and 11.

    The CAA Science is available in grades 5, 8, 11, and 12. 

CAA Test Window

  • Schools are required to complete CAA testing during these dates:


    October 5 - January 29, 2021


    April 5 - May 14, 2021

CAA Results

  • Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the California Department of Education (CDE) suspended all statewide testing.  No CAA results will be available for the 2019-2020 school year.