CAASPP: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
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SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessments)
 

Students in grades 3-8 and 11 are tested each spring in English Language Arts and Mathematics.  These assessments are online and administered through a secure browser. 

The SBAC tests have two sections:  a multiple-choice/short-answer section called the CAT (Computer Adaptive Test), and a longer essay section called the PT (Performance Task).  Both sections must be taken for a score to be issued.  "Computer adaptive" means that the questions get harder or easier in real-time, based on how well students are performing. 

The SBAC tests are aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

If your student has taken a SBAC test, you can see the results in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.   

 

CAST (California Science Test)

Students in grades 5, 8, and high school (grade determined by school site) take the California Science Test.  This test is online and administered through a secure browser. 

The CAST is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.  

If your student has taken a CAST test, you can see the results in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  

 

ELPAC
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The English Learner Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is a required state test for English language proficiency.  The Initial ELPAC test, administered once, must be given to new students whose primary language is a language other than English.  A student's primary language is determined by the Home Language Survey that is filled out when the student first registers in a California school.  
 
The Summative ELPAC test is administered every spring to students who are designated as English Learners.  When English Learners score an Overall Level 4 on the ELPAC, they qualify to be reclassified as fluent English proficient. 
 
Per Education Code, parents CANNOT opt out of the ELPAC.  

If your student has taken an ELPAC test, you can see the results in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
 
 

Physical Fitness Testing (PFT)
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Physical Fitness is assessed in grades 5, 7 and 9 each school year in accordance with State mandates.

The physical fitness test assesses six major fitness areas, including:
  • aerobic capacity (cardiovascular endurance)
  • body composition (percentage of body fat)
  • abdominal strength and endurance
  • trunk strength and flexibility
  • upper body strength and endurance
  • overall flexibility
A number of test options are provided so that most students can participate.
 
 

California School Dashboard
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The California School Dashboard contains reports that display the performance levels of our district and our schools on a set of state and local measures.  These reports help us identify strengths, challenges, and areas in need of improvement.
 
screen shot of CA Dashboard
 
To see the performance levels of our district or a particular school, click here.