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  • Areas of Responsibility 

    State Assessments

    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

    • Smarter Balanced for ELA/Mathematics - Grades 3-8 & 11
    • California Science Test (CAST) - Grades 5, 8 and once in high school
    • California Alternative Assessment (CAA) for ELA/Mathematics - Grades 3-8 and 11
    • California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science - Grades 5, 8 and once in high school

    Parents may request waiver for CAASPP, CAA and/or Science tests

    English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC)

    • ELPAC - Grades TK-12
    • Alternate ELPAC - Grades TK-12

    ELPAC and Alt. ELPAC are federally required and may not be waived.

    Physical Fitness Test (PFT) 

    California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)

    National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

    Local Assessments

    • i-Ready Diagnostic - Grades K-8
    • Reading Level Assessments (Fountas & Pinnell) - Grades K-5
    • Mathematics Benchmarks - Grades K-5 and End of Course Exams - Grades 6-12
    • ELA Performance-Based Assessments (PBAs) - Grades K-12
    • Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) - Grades 5-8
    • Reading Level Assessment/Reading Inventory Assessment - Grades 6-8

    Accountability: English Learner, State and Federal Reporting

    • Federal Program Monitoring (FPM)
    • Title I, II III (English Learner and Immigrant Student Programs)
    • ConApps/CARS
    • Title I, Part A - Schoolwide Program allocation and oversight
    • Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
    • Time & Effort Reporting

    Data Preparation, Analysis & Support

    • Local Control Area Plan (LCAP), including LCAP addendum
    • School Site Plans (SPSAs)
    • DataZone development & Management
    • Professional Development district and site administrators, counselors, and teachers on special assignment (TOSAs)

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