Testing and Assessment

Welcome to the Coachella Valley Unified School District's Testing and Assessment Department. Our goal is to provide students, parents/guardians, and staff with the neccessary resources to ensure a successful year of testing.

The California Department of Education mandates annual academic testing for students in all public schools in California. Students are administered standardized tests in mathematics and language arts for grades K through 12.

District Assessments

  • Physical Fitness Testing (PFT)
    The physical fitness test (PFT) for students in California schools is the FITNESSGRAM®. The main goal of the test is to help students in starting life-long habits of regular physical activity.
  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
    The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a measure of student achievement that allows you to compare the performance of students in the State with that of students across the nation or in other states. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • High School SAT, ACT, AP
    Provides standardized test results from the SAT, ACT, and AP tests which measure high school students' achievement.

We are also committed to improving and increasing our district's accountability score through the various collaborations between the Elementary, Secondary, Special Education and English Language Learner Department.

Accountability Reports

  • Academic Performance Index (API)
    The cornerstone of California's Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999; measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures.
  • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
    A statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress