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


Educational Services

Laura Wharff, Assistant Superintendent
(209) 574-5000 ext 221


Laura Granger, Director of Professional Learning/Induction
(209) 574-5000 ext 251


Mary Martinez, Educational Services Assistant
(209) 574-5000 ext 221

Categorical Programs

Marti Reed, Director of Categorical Programs
(209) 574-5000 ext 209


Nicole Pursch, Educational Services Secretary
(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.  


Students in Sylvan District in grades 3-8 will test between April 9, 2018 and May 11, 2018.  


You can find out more about the Smarter Balanced Assessments at  

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) will be the successor to the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The CELDT is the current 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 California Department of Education (CDE) is transitioning from the CELDT to the ELPAC as the state ELP assessment by 2018. The ELPAC will be aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards, and will be 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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