State and Federal Testing
Smarter Balanced Assessment
Students with disabilities in grades 3 through 8 and 11 are required to participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) for English and Mathematics and the California Science Test (CAST). Students with moderate/severe disabilities may be eligible to participate in the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for English, Mathematics, and Science.
English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC)
All students in Transitional Kindergarten through 12th grade whose primary language is a language other than English are required to participate in the ELPAC. The ELPAC assessment consists of an assessment for the initial identification of students as English Learners (ELs). Once identified as an English Learner, students will participate in an annual summative assessment to measure their progress in learning English. Once a student assesses as English proficient, they will be reclassified and will no longer have to participate in ELPAC testing. Students with moderate/severe disabilities may be eligible to participate in the Alternate ELPAC Assessment.
Select a link below for more information about student academic assessment, English Learner assessment, and accommodations.
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
Smarter Balanced Assessment System (SBAC)
California Science Test (CAST)
California Alternate Assessment for ELA and Math (CAA)
California Alternate Assessment for Science (CAA Science)
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
Alternate English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (Alternate ELPAC)