CASSPP testing (SBAC, CAST, and ELPAC)

CASSPP Testing

The State of California requires the administration of a variety of standardized tests under the umbrella of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CASSPP), including:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (SBAC) for English and Math - 11th graders

  • California Science Test (CAST) - 11th or 12th graders

  • California Alternative Assessments (CAA) - SPED students

  • California Spanish Assessment (CSA) - 11th or 12th graders

  • English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) - for all English learners

With the exception of the ELPAC, NMHS administers these tests in the spring of each school year, usually in April or May.

Initial ELPAC exams are administered within the first month of school or upon the arrival of a new student who is also an English learner.

Summative ELPAC exams are usually administered starting in March of each school year.

For questions about CASSPP testing, please contact Ms. Lise Strom, Assistant Principal, at

For questions about ELPAC testing, please contact Ms. Jeannie Cheung, ELD Coordinator, at