The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is one of two multi-state collaborative groups that received Race-to-the-Top grants to develop student assessments aligned to the common core standards. In June 2011, California joined the SBAC in a governing role, providing the state with a vote in fiscal and policy decisions as well as the opportunity to participate in work groups developing various components of the new assessment system.
SMARTER-Balanced Assessment Consortium
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
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.