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  • Areas of Responsibility 

    State Assessments

    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

    • Smarter Balanced for ELA/Mathematics - Grades 3-8 & 11
    • California Science Test (CAST) - Grades 5, 8 and once in high school
    • California Alternative Assessment (CAA) for ELA/Mathematics - Grades 3-8 and 11
    • California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science - Grades 5, 8 and once in high school

    Parents may request waiver for CAASPP, CAA and/or Science tests

    English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC)

    • ELPAC - Grades TK-12
    • Alternate ELPAC - Grades TK-12

    ELPAC and Alt. ELPAC are federally required and may not be waived.

    Physical Fitness Test (PFT) Suspended until further notice

    California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)

    National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

    Local Assessments

    • i-Ready Diagnostic - Grades K-8
    • Reading Level Assessments (Fountas & Pinnell) - Grades K-5
    • Mathematics Benchmarks - Grades K-5 and End of Course Exams - Grades 6-12
    • ELA Performance-Based Assessments (PBAs) - Grades K-12
    • Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) - Grades 5-8
    • Reading Level Assessment/Reading Inventory Assessment - Grades 6-8

    Accountability: English Learner, State and Federal Reporting

    • Federal Program Monitoring (FPM)
    • Title I, II III (English Learner and Immigrant Student Programs)
    • ConApps/CARS
    • Title I, Part A - Schoolwide Program allocation and oversight
    • Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
    • Time & Effort Reporting

    Data Preparation, Analysis & Support

    • Local Control Area Plan (LCAP), including LCAP addendum
    • School Site Plans (SPSAs)
    • DataZone development & Management
    • Professional Development district and site administrators, counselors, and teachers on special assignment (TOSAs)