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ASSESSMENT, RESEARCH AND EVALUATION  TEAM

ASSESSMENT, RESEARCH AND EVALUATION  TEAM

(925) 552-2967 - Main Number
 
Kit Bragg, Director
Tiffany Marquez, Administrative Secretary
Ramaa Ravi, Ed Services Technical Analyst
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CDE

CAASPP

ELPAC

HS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Course Requirements

To obtain a diploma of graduation from high school, students shall complete at least the following courses/credits in grades 9 through 12.
 

Assessment, Research and Evaluation

Welcome to Assessment, Research and Evaluation

Welcome to Assessment, Research and Evaluation

SRVUSD 2022-23 - Testing Calendar

 

This department is responsible for assessing student achievement, progress, and outcomes; conducting research on issues of interest to school and district staff; and evaluating program effectiveness. We promote using data to inform decision-making that support our district's Framework for Excellence: Supporting Students and their Learning. Supporting Staff and their Work. Our mission is to strive for continuous improvement and excellence for all students and programs.

Requests for assessments of preschool age children are handled by the Special Education Department. Please call 925-552-5004 if you would like to speak with someone regarding this type of evaluation or assessment.

For more information and logistics about student assessment programs, click on the link listed to take you to the relevant page or posting:
 
State Assessments

 

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)  CAASPP is California’s statewide student assessment system. Results of these assessments inform parents and educators on their students' continual progress for each grade level and college and career readiness. 
 
Pursuant to California Education Code 60615, parents/guardians may submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all parts of CAASPP.  Students who opt out of the grade 11 CAASPP do not qualify for the State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB)     (EC 51461(a)2).  
 
The Early Assessment Program (EAP) uses the grade 11 Smarter Balanced summative assessments in English Language Arts and math to identify students who are ready for college-level credit-bearing English and math courses. To ensure alignment with Board Policy/Administrative Regulation 6162.51 CAASPP scores will no longer be on student transcripts. As always, students will be able to opt in to voluntarily send their CAASPP scores by checking a box during the actual administration of the test, as noted below. Grade 11 students may choose to release their test results to the California State University (CSU) and participating California Community Colleges (CCC) at the end of the online tests.

CAASPP Resources for Parents and Students:

Practice and Training Tests 

Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments
Early Assessment Program (EAP) Information for 11th grade

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) - State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of English language proficiency (ELP) to eligible students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The California Department of Education has transitioned from the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) to the ELPAC as the state ELP assessment in 2017-18. There are two separate ELP assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English Learners, and a second for the annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English and to identify the student's level of ELP. Parents and students may review the ELPAC Practice Tests.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT) - PFT assesses the physical fitness of students in grades 5, 7 and 9 in the following areas: aerobic capacity, body composition, upper body strength, abdominal strength, trunk strength, and flexibility. Students are scored as “within the Healthy Fitness Zone,” or “Needs Improvement - Some Risk,” or "Needs Improvement - Health Risk." To pass the PFT, students must have 5 of 6 fitness standards “within” the Healthy Fitness Zone. For 9th graders, who do not meet 5 of the 6 fitness areas, they must enroll in a Physical Education (PE) class in 10th grade. They will not be eligible for Independent Study PE. 


District Assessments

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) - CogAT is used to initially identify students who are eligible for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program. This test consists of three batteries, which measure verbal, quantitative and nonverbal abilities. For more information on GATE Testing Click Here


National and International Assessments

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences selects schools at random to participate and gather student performance data for national and international comparisons.Our students may be selected to participate in any of the following tests:
For more information, contact Assessment, Research and Evaluation at (925) 552-2967
 

Other Assessments
AP College Board