California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Update
On October 7, 2015, Governor Browns signed into law SB 170. This bill retroactively suspends the California High School Exit Exam as a requirement for receiving a high school diploma. The purpose of this bill is to address an issue caused by the adoption of more rigorous standards that rendered the High School Exit Exam obsolete. Without the need for the High School Exit Exam, students who failed to pass the exam no longer had an opportunity to re-take the test in order to receive their diploma. As a result, the decision was made to suspend the requirement retroactively. While the law has been signed, it does not go into effect until January 1, 2016. At that time, students who met all graduation requirements excluding the High School Exit Exam will be able to contact the district and receive their diploma.Governor Jerry Brown has until October 11th to sign or veto legislation to retroactively award high school diplomas to students who failed the high school exit exam.
The Assessment staff facilitates, trains, and supports school site leaders in all aspects of all state and federal testing including: Performance Fitness Training (PFT), California English Language ...more
Parent Testing Waiver
Each spring students in grades 3-8 and grades 10-11 will be administered one or more of the following standardized assessments:
- CST Science
- CMA Science
- CAPA Science
- EAP exams.
If you do not wish your student to take any of the above listed exams, please contact an administrator at your school to make appointment to discuss the waiver process.
CALIFORNIA ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT TEST (CELDT/ELPAC)
State law enacted in 1999 requires school districts to assess the English language development of all English Learners (ELs) and of new ...more
PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST (PFT)
State law requires school districts to administer the Physical Fitness Test annually to all students in grades five, seven and nine. The state-designated PFT is the ...more
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM (AP)
The Advanced Placement Program was established over 40 years ago by the College Board, a national nonprofit organization. AP consists of college-level courses in 21 ...more
SCHOOL QUALITY SNAPSHOT
The California Department of Education staff developed the School Quality Snapshot Web application last year using existing state resources. Since the program was unveiled in ...more
SMARTER BALANCED/STAR FOR 2015-16
The Smarter Balanced Testing window will open on April 26, 2016. For the 2015-16 school year, CalMAPP is comprised of the following: summative assessment for English ...more