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Assessments

What they are and who takes them…

TEST NAME

WHO TAKES IT

WHAT IT’S FOR

HOW IT’S ADMINISTERED

 

Benchmark Tests -

i-Ready

 

Grades K-11

This test is taken at the beginning, middle and end of the school year.  It measures student progress, and is one of the qualifiers for determining Title I eligibility.

Students take this test online in their home.  Results are printed out for the student and parent. PLT monitors progress and achievement throughout the school year. 

 

CAASPP

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

 

 

   

 


CAST

CA SCIENCE TEST

 

 

Grades

3-8,

& 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grades 5, 8 &

One HS

Level

 

Provides students with a wider range of tailored questions that help identify individual student’s knowledge and skills that have been mastered. This assessment is also used as an indicator for College/Career Readiness

 

2019 Operational

Tests students Mastery of the CA Next Generation Science Standards

This is a computer-based and computer-adaptive test that will be taken at a test site or administered by an approved proctor.  All PLTs participate in proctoring these assessments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a computer-based assessment given along with the summative assessments either at a test location or by an approved proctor.

 

Physical Fitness Testing (PFT)

 

Grades 5,7 & 9

The PFT is taken between February and May.  It measures students’ fitness levels through a series of six activities.

This test usually takes place in an outdoor location. The PLT needs to administer it, unless a group testing location is set up.

Advanced Placement/

AP Exams

These exams are usually for high school students taking AP courses. A student can take an AP Exam even if NOT taking AP Course. 

With a score of 3 or higher student can earn college credit.

Exams administered by Approved AP Proctors ONLY.

ISTs sign students up at the beginning of year on Google AP Sheet. An email will be sent out to ISTs when AP Exams are being ordered, as a reminder update AP Sheet on a regular basis.

 

 

 

 

CAASPP

INTERIM

ASSESSMENT

(ICAs/IBAs)

 

 

 

 

Generally for Grades 3-8 &11

But can be given to any grade level.

 

 

 

 

This assessment can be used as for Title I Services and be given throughout the year to assess student progress towards English/Mathematics Content Standards.

 

 

 

 

 

This is a computer-based assessment administered to a student by the PLT or approved proctor.   It is administered like the summative assessment, but one on one with a student as needed.

 

 

ELPAC

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENTS FOR CA

 

 

Grades K-12

Any student whose primary language is other than English.

Two separate ELP assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners (ELs), and a second for the annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English and to identify the student's level of ELP.

 

 

The ELPAC is administered by the EL Team. The Initial ELPAC is administered in the Fall and year round as needed. The Summative ELPAC is administered in the Spring during the Months of February through May.