The new California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) are based on alternate achievement standards—called
the Core Content Connectors—and linked to the Common Core State Standards. The CAAs are online tests
for students with an individualized education program (IEP) that designates the use of an alternate
assessment to measure student progress on alternate achievement standards. This alternate assessment is
part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System and replaces the
California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) for English language arts and mathematics.