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Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Reports from the California Department of Education

 

Educational Services

Laura Wharff, Assistant Superintendent
lwharff@sylvan.k12.ca.us
(209) 574-5000 ext 221

 

Laura Granger, Director of Professional Learning/Induction
lgranger@sylvan.k12.ca.us
(209) 574-5000 ext 251

 

Mary Martinez, Educational Services Assistant
mmartinez@sylvan.k12.ca.us
(209) 574-5000 ext 221

 

Categorical Programs

Marti Reed, Director of Categorical Programs
mreed@sylvan.k12.ca.us
(209) 574-5000 ext 209

 

Nicole Pursch, Categorical Services Secretary
npursch@sylvan.k12.ca.us
(209) 574-5000 ext 255

Testing in California

Schools in California are administering the following tests in 2017–18.  You can access Fact Sheets for these tests by clicking here.  

You can find out more about the Smarter Balanced Assessments at http://www.smarterbalanced.org/parents/.  

English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments (grades three through eight and grade eleven):

  • Smarter Balanced
  • California Alternate Assessments (CAAs)

Science assessments (grades five and eight and high school):

  • California Science Test
  • CAA for Science

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California

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 (or year one of a two-year kindergarten program, sometimes referred to as "transitional kindergarten") through grade twelve.  The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards, and is comprised of two separate ELP assessments:

  • an initial identification of students as English learners
  • an annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English and to identify the student's ELP level
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