CA State Testing: Information for Families
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)'s primary purpose is to assist teachers, administrators, students, and parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through assessments aligned to the rigor of the Common Core State Standards. It consists of the following assessments:
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
- English Language Arts - All students in grades: 3-8 and 11. Exceptions: Students participating in the CAA, and E.L. who are in their first 12 months of attending school in the USA.
- Mathematics - All students in grades 3-8 and 11. Exception: Students participating in the CAA
- California Alternate Assessment (CAA) in grades: 3-8 and 11 with the most significant cognitive disabilities, whose active individual educational program (IEP) designates the use of an alternate assessment.
- California Science Test (CAST)- All students in grades: 5 and 8 and once in grades: 10, 11, or 12
- California Alternate Assessment for Science (CAAS) for students in grades: 5 and 8, and once in grades: 10, 11, or 12 with the most significant cognitive disabilities, whose active individual educational program (IEP) designates the use of an alternate assessment.
- Instructions to access the CAASPP reports for ELA, Math, and Science. Or go directly to the Q Parent Portal to view your student's report.
- Understanding your child's CAASPP report
- Starting Smarter Video English - Spanish
- Comprendiendo los resultados de las evaluaciones CAASPP
- Free Online Enrichment resources for families
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the required state test for English language proficiency given to eligible k-12 students whose primary language is a language other than English. The ELPAC assesses English proficiency in four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
- Initial ELPAC test helps identify English language (EL) students who need to develop their skills in English.
- Summative ELPAC test helps determine how well E.L. students are progressing annually.
- Alternate ELPAC -Operational Field Test 2021-2022 is for E.L.students with the most significant cognitive disabilities whose active individual educational program (IEP) designates the use of alternate assessments.
- Instructions to access the ELPAC student report. Or go directly to the Q Parent Portal to view your student's report.
- Video: Understanding the Summative ELPAC Score Report
The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is administered to students in grades five, seven, and nine. The main goal of the test is to help students to start lifelong habits of regular physical activity.
Translation in other languages:
- SJUSD Parent Guide (Ukrainian)
- SJUSD Parent Guide (Russian)
- SJUSD Parent Guide (Farsi/Dari)
- SJUSD Parent Guide (Arabic)
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