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State Assessments

Statewide Testing

Every year, California students take several statewide tests. When combined with other measures such as grades, class work, and teacher observations, these tests give families and teachers a more complete picture of their child's learning. You can use the results to identify where your child is doing well and where they might need more support.

Your child may be taking one or more of the following California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), and Physical Fitness Test assessments. Pursuant to California Education Code Section 60615, parents / guardians may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of the CAASPP assessments. This exemption does not exist for the ELPAC or Physical Fitness Test.

In addition to the information below, the Parent Guides to Understanding web page provides links to two-page flyers that answer key questions (what, why, who, how, and when) about California's assessment programs.

**Update** Spring 2022 CAASPP Results Summary

During the September 13, 2022 Board Meeting, staff presented PAUSD Promise - 2022 Early Literacy CAASPP Data. This report provided an update on the Every Student Reads Initiate (ESRI) Progress Indicators 1 and 2 with 2022 Smarter Balanced results for grade 3.

In the coming months staff will present 2022 Smarter Balanced assessment results to the Board in a formal report. Preliminary results are provided below.

In alignment with California student confidentiality requirements, no scores are reported for any group of 10 or fewer students.

Statewide results are still undergoing a review and validation process by the CDE to ensure reliability and completeness across all districts. Final data for CAASPP and ELPAC will be released publicly by the CDE later this year in conjunction with the California School Dashboard. Once released by the CDE, the public may view state, district, school, and student group results on the CDE Test Results for California's Assessments website.

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