The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System consists of the following assessments:
Smarter Balanced Tests
- English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics in grades 3–8 and 11
English Language Proficiency assessment for California (ELPAC)
formerly California English Language Development Test
The English Language Proficiency assessment for California (ELPAC) replaces the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards and is comprised of two assessments: 1) An initial assessment used to identify students as English learners and 2) An annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English their English language proficiency level.
The ELPAC will go operational in 2018.
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.
All students in grades third – ninth and tenth - twelfth (in PE courses) take the fitness test. The test has five 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