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Teachers use muliple measures to understand what their students know and what they need to know. On a day to day basis, teachers use classroom observations, check for understanding strategies, and exit slips to adjust their instruction. They also use formal assessments such as running records, benchmark assessments, classroom exams, and state assessments to gauge academic progress.

District-Wide Assessments




Fountas and Pinnell Early Literacy


4 times a year

Scholastic Reading Inventory


2 times a year

California English Language Development Test (CELDT)


Once a year for all English Learners

District Writing Assessment


2 times a year

English Language Arts and Math Benchmarks

ELA:  3-8

Math: K-8

3 times a year


(Non-Verbal Aptitude Test)

All 3rd grade students;

 Students in grades 4-7 who are new to the district

Once a year

Physical Fitness Test

5th and 7th

Once a year

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress



Once a year

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System

The CAASPP system is comprised of the following assessments:
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) for grades 3-8, which includes a computer adaptive assessment and performance tasks in English Language Arts and Math.
  • California Alternative Assessment (CAA) for grades 3-8 as an alternative assessment as determined by a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in English Language Arts and Math.
  • California Science Assessments for grades 5 and 8 in the area of science (California Standards Test). IEPs also allow for participation in alternative science assessments through the California Modified Assessment (CMA) or Calfornia Alternative Performance Assessment (CAPA).
Student Score Reports

Individual student score reports will be mailed home in early August. The report will contain information on your child’s performance for each of the assessments that was administered. If your child participated in CAASPP last year, it will also show a comparison of the data.

Click below for additional resources to understand your child’s CAASPP score reports:

CAASPP 2016 Test Score Guide

Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Reports

Using Assessment Data

District administrators and staff use the CAASPP data in preparation for the upcoming school year. The data provide an overarching picture of our district and schools’ academic performance, as well as an understanding of how we are meeting the needs of the diverse learners in our community. This is one formal assessment of student data that is factored into our district and classroom measures that guide our professional development, program development, and resources.

California's NEW School Dashboard Website:

California is field testing a new website designed to help communicate important information about TK-12 districts and schools.  The website, called the California School Dashboard, features reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, English learner progress, and suspension rates.  The Dashboard is part of California’s new accountability system which is raising the bar for student learning and placing a focus on equity for all students. Read more here.