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California Assessment of Student Performance
 and Progress (CAASPP)

The CAASPP System utilizes computer adaptive tests and performance tasks that allow students to show what they know and are able to do. This system is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English–language arts (ELA) and mathematics.
  • 2021 CAASPP Testing Schedule  *Pending*

Information about CAASPP Individual Student Reports

California Science Test (CAST)

All students enrolled in grades five and eight will be administered the pilot test.  High school students will be selected by grade to participate once (i.e., grade ten, eleven, or twelve).  This new assessment is aligned with the California Next Generation Science Standards.  The California Standards Test (CST) and California Modified Assessment (CMA) for Science will no longer be administered.


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.

Students in grades five, seven, and nine take the fitness test. The test has six parts that show a level of fitness that offer a degree of defense against diseases that come from inactivity. The test results can be used by students, teachers, and parents.

ELPAC

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the current required state test for English language proficiency (ELP) that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English.   

Additional information can be found: http://www.elpac.org/



Print Diagnostic Assessments

Available upon ST request and with RA approval. These are NOT i-Ready assessments in print form. They are different assessments.

Teachers must complete the following for the print diagnostic assessments: 
Please email curriculum@hcs.k12.ca.us to request assessments and instructions for administering the assessments. 

Math:  Print math assessments to be used for diagnostic/placement purposes in lieu of i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment are from our Recommended Curriculum GoMath! 

ELA: Students will be assessed in fluency and comprehension for those who are reading. For students at a primer or pre-primer reading level, they will be assessed in several additional areas such as letter recognition.