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2016 CAASPP Paper-based Test Results

Research Files

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Downloading California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Research Files

These research files contain results from the 2016 administration of the CAASPP paper-based tests. Each file contains the same information presented in the Test Results section of this site and is provided to allow for more complex analyses and customized reporting of the data.

In order to protect student confidentiality, no scores are reported (or included in the research files) for any group of 10 or fewer students.

Use of these research files requires expertise in the handling of data. Descriptions of the file formats, instructions for accessing the data, and key points for properly managing the data can be found through the following link:

Research File Download Instructions, Formats, File Layouts, and Usage

For PC users, the research files are available as self-extracting archive formats (.zip) in at least one of the following file formats:

  • Comma delimited (CSV)—The separation between data fields is indicated by a comma.
  • Fixed width—Data fields are aligned in columns with spaces between fields when necessary to preserve column alignment.
  • MS Access 2007.mdb—Opens in Microsoft Access 2007 database

All research files listed below contain the data for entities composing the level of that file. The “statewide” files include the data for the state, and all counties, districts, and schools. The “countywide” files include the data for the selected county and all districts and schools associated with that county.

View County List  |   View District List  |   View Charter School List

Statewide Files (include data for the state, and all counties, districts, and schools)

2016 California Statewide research file, All Students, fixed width (TXT; 695KB )
2016 California Statewide research file, All Students, comma delimited (CSV; 677KB )
2016 California Statewide research file, All Subgroups, fixed width (TXT; 5MB )
2016 California Statewide research file, All Subgroups, comma delimited (CSV; 5MB )

Countywide/Districtwide Files


Entity Files

2016 Entities List, fixed width (TXT; 196KB )
2016 Entities List, comma delimited (CSV; 181KB )

Access Database (.mdb) File

2016 Science Access Database - Main Component (MDB; 1MB )

Lookup Tables

Test ID / Test Name table, comma delimited, Tests.txt (CSV; 1KB)
Subgroup ID / Name table, comma delimited, Subgroups.txt (CSV; 1KB )