• California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

     

    The assessments in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) are an important part of the state assessment system. The assessments provide information that can be used to determine how well students are achieving on state standards. These standards describe the knowledge and skills students should learn in each grade. All students in grades three through eight, and eleven in California's public schools participate in CAASPP each spring. This includes students with disabilities and students who are English learners. CAASPP testing is administered online, and includes the following assessments:

    Click here to view the Solana Beach School District CAASPP results for 2018

    Smarter Balanced Assessments

    CAASPP

    The Smarter Balanced Assessments are part of the state testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP.  The Smarter Balanced Assessments are online assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. They are aligned to the California State Standards and are given in grades 3 to 8 and grade 11.

    On April 25, the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and Educational Testing Service, launched a new website to help empower parents/guardians and families to become partners in their children’s academic success:

    This family-focused website provides resources to facilitate parents’/guardians’ understanding of the scores presented on their child’s Student Score Reports. Using these websites, families can become involved in their child’s educational progress and:

    • Learn more about the performance areas in each subject and grade.
    • See sample test questions.
    • Prepare for parent-teacher conferences with a useful downloadable guide.
    • Access high-quality resources to support learning at home.

    NEWClick here to view Starting Smarter for the CAASPP 

    Click here to access the Smarter Balanced Assessment online practice test

    Click here to access Parent Guides to Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments

    The California Science Test

    California has adopted science standards called the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS). These standards tell us what students should know and be able to do in science. The CA NGSS is designed to help students understand how science works in the natural world. They also help students learn the knowledge and skills they need for college and careers. The CAST is aligned with the CA NGSS. The CAST will also test the student’s ability to think critically and solve problems like scientists and engineers. The CAST is administered to all students in grades 5 and 8, and high school, depending on when they take their last science class.

    Click here for a Parent Guide to Understanding the CAST

    The California Alternate Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA), Mathematics, and Pilot Test for Science

    The California Alternate Assessments are part of the state testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP. The California Alternate Assessments are designed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Students are eligible only if an alternate assessment is indicated in their active individualized education program (IEP) by the IEP team.

    Click here to view Parent Guide to the CAA

    OPT-OUT INFORMATION EDUCATION CODE 60615

    In accordance with California Education Code 60615, a parent request to opt-out of Smarter Balanced Testing, submitted to the school in writing prior to the start of testing, shall be granted.

    English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC)

    The ELPAC is the test that is used to measure how well students in kindergarten through twelfth grade understand English when it is not their primary language. For more information on the ELPAC, please click here to visit our English Learners Informational Page.

    On April 25, the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and Educational Testing Service, launched a new website to help empower parents/guardians and families to become partners in their children’s academic success:

    NEWClick here to view Starting Smarter for the ELPAC  

    Physical Fitness Testing

    Students in fifth, seventh, and ninth grade participate in fitness testing each spring. The tests cover six areas of fitness. The window for administration runs February through April. Click here for more information on the components of the Physical Fitness Testing.

    Click here to view the Solana Beach School District Physical Fitness Testing results for 2018