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.
Western Placer Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical information, national origin, parental status, pregnancy status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
For questions or complaints, contact Equity Officer and Title IX Compliance Officer:
Assistant Superintendent, Personnel
600 Sixth Street Suite 400