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California Assessment System: Common Core and Beyond

​In 2013, the California legislature passed and the governors signed AB 484, which authorized a new statewide assessment system for California: the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CASSPP).  Over the next several years, California will phase in an assessment system that will incorporate the Smarter Balanced common core-aligned assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics (including use of the Grade 11 assessments for the Early Assessment Program), revised assessments for students with severe cognitive disabilities, revised Science assessments based on the Next Generation Science Standards, and plans for considering additional components over the next several years.

For further information on the California Content Standards for various subjects and related San Diego County Office of Education resources and professional learning opportunities, please visit our Curriculum and Instruction website).

 

California Assessment System:

Common Core Assessment Resources:

Other California Assessment Resources:

  • California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA):  California Department of Education website providing information for the CAPA, the current state test for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
  • California English Language Development Test (CELDT):  California Department of Education website providing information fo​r the CELDT, a required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is other than English.

    CELDT Search is a secure, web-based tool that allows participating districts to share and access individual student CELDT results in a timely and accurate manner. Fast and efficient access to these results ensures that schools have reliable English language proficiency results available as part of their criteria for appropriate program placement of English learners. Users must be registered by SDCOE.
    CELDT DATA Form to submit CELDT DATA Disk to SDCOE.

  • California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE):  California Department of Education website providing information for students and schools associated with the administration of the state high school exit examination.
  • California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE):  California Department of Education website providing information on this voluntary test for students at least 16 years old that may want to leave high school early. 
  • High School Equivalency Tests:  California Department of Education website providing information on tests that may be taken by students 18 years and older for the purpose of receiving a California High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • Physical Fitness Testing:  California Department of Education website providing information on the Physical Fitness Test, which annually assesses students in grades 5, 7, and 9 in six major fitness areas such as aerobic capacity and flexibility.