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Each year, high school 11th graders participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress (CAASPP) and 12th graders participate in the California Science Test (CAST). Students take tests in the following areas:
  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for Englisyh language Arts / Literacy
  • Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP)
  • California Science Test (CAST)
The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, the CAST, and the MDTP are online tests that measure what your student knows and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allows students to interact with test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills so your student can get the support needed to be successful in school.  
Your student will test on their school issued Chromebook. Please make sure that your student's Chromebook is fully charged. Additionally, we ask students to bring / use their own headphones or earbuds. If your student is experiencing any problems with their Chromebook, please contact the library no less than a week prior to the test. Be sure your student lets staff know if they are having issues in class prior or during testing. You are an important part of your student's education, and we ask thatyou encourage your student to work to the best of their ability.
If you have any questions, please contact Luke Browning, Assistant Principal by email.

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Testing and Accountability

The California Department of Education has established the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system and California Science Tests (CAST) to measure student progress and generate data to improve teaching and learning.  More information about the test is available on the CA Dept. of Education website

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