The District maintains an annual testing program comprised of nationally normed, standardized tests, criterion-referenced tests, and district-developed assessments.
1. Basic proficiency in reading/language arts and mathematics is assessed in grades K-12, using both standardized tests and district-developed assessments.
2. Annually, students in grades 2-11 take the STAR California Standards Tests, which assesses proficiency in reading/language arts and mathematics. Students in grades 5, 8 and 10 take a science test. Students in grade 8 take a history/social science test. Students in grades 7-11 take end-of-year mathematics tests.
3. State law requires the development of a state test that school districts must give to students whose home language is not English. The test is called the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). Its purpose is:
4. Physical Fitness is assessed in grades 5,7, and 9 each school year in accordance with State mandates.
- to identify new students who are English learners, in kindergarten through grade 12.
- to monitor their progress in learning English
- to help decide when they are proficient in English
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