Assessments and Accountability

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CAASPP – Online Practice and Training Test Portal. Online testing and practice site for scholars to help them prepare for CAASPP testing. This site walks them through the similar process of logging on while providing practice questions similar to what they will get the day of testing-selecting one answer, typing a short answer, drawing a picture, or complete another type of open-ended task.

Prepare Your Scholar for the CAASPP Test – You are an important part of your scholar’s education. There are some things you can do to help your scholar prepare for the CAASPP Test.

CCSS Resources for Learning Coaches – These resources have been compiled by the CDE for Learning Coaches interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how to support their scholar’s attainment of these standards.

“I Can” Standards – The Common Core Standards written in laymen’s terms so that scholars (and parents) can easily understand.

Benchmark Assessments

One of the first assignments a Compass scholar takes is the STAR Renaissance diagnostic assessments in mathematics and reading or early literacy. STAR diagnostic assessments pinpoint a scholar’s academic needs and provide ongoing progress monitoring, showing whether scholars are on track to achieve end-of-year targets. Benchmark assessments are taken as a diagnostic assessment the first couple weeks of each semester, and as a benchmark at the end of the school year. Supporting instruction is available to scholars throughout each semester, as assigned by our Supervising Teachers or as needed through our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) process. These assessments and instructional activities will help our teachers and staff support academic growth and close learning gaps for our scholars.

STAR- diagnostic assessments for grades TK-12.
Family Guide for Remote Administration
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Parent Resources for STAR

Freckle- An online, adaptive program that features:

  • Differentiated practice aligned to ELA and math standards. 
  • Continuously adapts for scholar practice in math or ELA activities, with scholar-friendly incentives and age-appropriate designs to provide a balance of fun and learning. 
  • Increase scholar growth and proficiency through standards-based skill development in math or ELA, personalized goal setting, and mastery. 

More information is coming soon!

State Assessments

There are several mandated statewide tests that California scholars take each year. The results from these tests provide parents/guardians, teachers, and educators with information about how well schools are doing in ensuring that scholars are college and career ready.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is a computer adaptive assessment that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics tests are administered in grades three through eight and grade eleven to measure whether scholars are on track to college and career readiness. In grade eleven, results from the ELA and math assessments can be used as an indicator of college readiness.

  • The new, computer-based California Science Tests (CAST) measures scholar acquisition of the California Next Generation Science Standards. It is administered in grades five and eight, and once in high school. The new computer-based CAST replaces the California Standards Tests (CST) for Science.
  • California Spanish Assessments (CSA) for Reading/Language Arts is a computer-based assessment that is aligned with the California CCSS en Español. California offers the optional CSA for Reading/Language Arts, which are multiple-choice tests that allow Spanish-speaking English learners to demonstrate their knowledge of the California content standards. 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.
  • The computer-based California Alternate Assessments (CAA) for ELA and CAA for mathematics is administered to scholars with the most significant cognitive disabilities in grades three through eight and grade eleven. The instructionally embedded CAA for Science is administered in grades five and eight, and once in high school.

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California

The computer-based English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. It consists of two separate English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessments: one for the Initial identification of scholars as English learners and the other for the annual Summative assessment to identify scholars’ English language proficiency level and to measure their progress in learning English.

Physical Fitness Test

The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) for scholars in California schools is the FitnessGram®. The main goal of the test is to help scholars in starting lifelong habits of regular physical activity. Students in grades five, seven, and nine take the fitness test in the spring of each school year.