CA State Testing: Information for Families
California's required statewide testing program consists of the following assessments:
The primary purpose of the CAASPP System is to assist teachers, administrators, students, and parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types.
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the required state test for English language proficiency (ELP) that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English. State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of ELP to eligible students in kindergarten through grade twelve.
The physical fitness test (PFT) for students in California schools is the FITNESSGRAM®. The main goal of the test is to help students in starting life-long habits of regular physical activity. Students in grades five, seven, and nine take the fitness test.
- California Department of Education (CDE) Parent Guide to Understanding CA assessment programs (Spanish)
- SJUSD Parent Guide (Ukrainian)
- SJUSD Parent Guide (Russian)
- SJUSD Parent Guide (Farsi/Dari)
- SJUSD Parent Guide (Arabic)
SJUSD assessment information: