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2013-2014 ASSESSMENT CALENDARS
STATE ASSESSMENTS
As part of the California's Standardized Testing and Reporting System (STAR) program, students participate in a number of statewide assessments that are administered annually:
  • California Standards Tests (CSTs) - grades 2-8 students
  • California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) - grades 2-8 students with significant cognitive disabilities
  • California Modified Assessment - grades 2-8 student meeting participation criteria specified by the State Board of Education
  • Standards-based Tests in Spanish - Achievement test in Spanish for Spanish-speaking English learners who have been enrolled in a school in the United States for less than 12 months (cumulative)

Click here for more information on the State and Federal Accountability System.

In addition to the STAR program, students participate in other statewide assessments, including:
 
DISTRICT ASSESSMENTS
In addition to state assessments, the District has developed  benchmark assessments in English Language Arts, English language development (ELD), and mathematics. These district assessments are designed to be administered at the end of each trimester. Results are used to assist instructional staff in making programmatic decisions at the classroom, school, and district level. When used in conjunction with the State assessment data, these local data help to present a more comprehensive profile of the student's performance level and needs.

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