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State Assessments

Statewide Testing

Every year, California students take several statewide tests. When combined with other measures such as grades, classwork, and teacher observations, these tests give families and teachers a more complete picture of their child’s learning. You can use the results to identify where your child is doing well and where they might need more support.

Your child may be taking one or more of the following California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), and Physical Fitness Test assessments. Pursuant to California Education Code Section 60615, parents/guardians may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of the CAASPP assessments. This exemption does not exist for the ELPAC or Physical Fitness Test.

School sites will develop a schedule for when these assessments will be administered. For questions about the assessments below and when your child will take them during the school year, please contact your child’s school. 

Other Non-Statewide Testing

The following assessments do not fall under the California Assessment System, however,  they are tests sponsored by the California Department of Education or the US Department of Education.